What are the Types of prion diseases? | Dr. Amit Shah | Neurologist in Andheri

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease has several forms:
Sporadic CJD develops suddenly for no apparent cause, usually in persons aged 60 to 65.
Familial CJD affects people who inherited a gene mutation from a parent. It accounts for roughly 10% to 15% of all cases. Some genetic types arise in adults between the ages of 20 and 40.
CJD, including variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, or vCJD, is caused by exposure to an aberrant prion protein. These types of prion disease account for around 1% of CJD cases. The most prevalent sources, all of which are exceedingly uncommon, are:
Eating meat infected by bovine spongiform encephalopathy
Infection caused by infected corneas
Infection from contaminated medical equipment
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