variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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“VCJD.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vCJD. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

vCJD

abbreviation
variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
… the discovery in 1996 that mad-cow disease could cross the species barrier to inflict human beings with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). This disease is characterized by a progression of psychiatric and neurological symptoms that culminate in death …Paul Brown, American Scientist
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