Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease NOUN a fatal degenerative disease affecting nerve cells in the brain.
new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease — Cf. ↑new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
ORIGIN named after the German neurologists H. G. Creutzfeldt and A. Jakob, who first described the disease in the early 1920s.

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