help on cruetzfelft jacobs disease (sp?)
phnxbmed at ix.netcom.com
Sun Nov 12 15:27:00 EST 1995
Recently a friend was diagnosed with Cruetzfeldt Jacobs Disease (sp?).
I recall reading several posts on the subject here, but I can't go back
far enough to pick up the thread.
I would appreciate if someone could re-post on the symptoms and
etiology. Additionally, as I recall, this is a degenerative nervous
disorder which is somehow related to inffected cattle.
How is it contracted? Is it likely that a lifelong vegitarian could
contract this disease.
In the case of my friend, I have the suspicion that the attending
physician is baffled and is throwing out this diagnosis (as the disease
du jour) to placate the family. Although I know that the prognosis for
such an affliction is not good.
Would appreciate any guidance or direction to other internet sources
where more informatin could be had.
Thanks, in advance.
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