Classic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD, Classic) is a fatal neurodegenerative illness that affects both the nervous system and the brain. It is a specific kind of prion illness, which means that prion protein in an aberrant form is what causes it.
Rapidly progressing dementia, including memory loss, behavioral abnormalities, and problems with coordination and movement, are hallmarks of CJD. Patients may endure muscle stiffness, uncontrollable movements, and blindness as the illness worsens. Moreover, patients eventually become immobile and may experience respiratory failure, which results in death.