variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

noun

: a fatal prion disease that is held to be a variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease caused by the prion associated with bovine spongiform encephalopathy and contracted by consuming infected beef or beef products
abbreviation vCJD

called also variant CJD

Examples of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The American Red Cross, which provides about 40 percent of the US supply, last month began accepting donors previously deferred because of the risk of mad cow disease, formally known as variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, or vCJD. Jonel Aleccia, BostonGlobe.com, 20 Nov. 2022 There are four types of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, genetic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and iatrogenic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 9 June 2022 It has been linked to a fatal brain disease in humans called variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 30 May 2021 Other prion diseases, including the human variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, are also passed along through body fluids and tissue. Eliza Strickland, Discover Magazine, 15 Jan. 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

1996, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease was in 1996

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Medical Definition

variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

noun
: a fatal prion disease that is held to be a variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease caused by the prion associated with bovine spongiform encephalopathy and contracted by consuming infected beef or beef products
abbreviation vCJD

called also new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, variant CJD

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