What are the Types of prion diseases?

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease has several forms:

Sporadic CJD develops suddenly for no apparent cause, usually in persons aged 60 to 65.

Familial CJD affects people who inherited a gene mutation from a parent. It accounts for roughly 10% to 15% of all cases. Some genetic types arise in adults between the ages of 20 and 40.

CJD, including variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, or vCJD, is caused by exposure to an aberrant prion protein. These types of prion disease-account for around 1% of CJD cases. The most prevalent sources, all of which are exceedingly uncommon, are:

Eating meat infected by bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Infection caused by infected corneas

Infection from contaminated medical equipment.

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