Arches. Photo by Daniel Chia
HOPES: Huntington's Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford
Nov
14
2010

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)

An infectious neurological disease that is a very rare form of encephalopathy. Thought to be caused by abnormally folded proteins called prions. The disease occurs primarily in adults, with peak incidence in the late 50s.