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There's no proven cure for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), but clinical studies are under way at the National Prion Clinic to investigate possible treatments.
At present, treatment involves trying to keep the person as comfortable as possible and reducing symptoms through the use of medicines.
For example, psychological symptoms of CJD, such as anxiety and depression, can be treated with sedatives and antidepressants, and muscle jerks or tremors can be treated with medicines such as clonazepam and sodium valproate.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare and fatal condition that affects the brain. It causes brain damage that worsens rapidly over time.
This page covers:
Types of CJD
Variant CJD compensation scheme
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