Creutz·feldt-Ja·kob disease (kroitsʹfĕlt-yäʹkôp) n.
A rare, usually fatal disease of the brain, characterized by progressive dementia and gradual loss of muscle control, that occurs most often in middle age and is caused by a slow virus. Also called Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease.
  [After Hans G.Creutzfeld (1883-1964) and Alfons M.Jakob (1884-1931), German psychiatrists.]

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Universalium. 2010.

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