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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Clinical Definition Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a rare neurodegenerative disease that occurs due to prion proteins, which are even smaller than viruses. The disease is classified as a spongiform encephalopathy due to the formation of vacuoles in the gray matter of the brain. The condition causes rapid deterioration of brain function and is fatal. There are

Crohn’s Disease

Clinical Definition Crohn’s disease is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract most often in the ileum and large intestine. Inflammation can lead to abscesses and ulcers, and chronic symptoms may result in fibrosis, stenosis and bowel obstruction. In Our Own Words Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory gastrointestinal disease of unknown cause that affects

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