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National Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Research & Surveillance Unit


Address

Western General Hospital
Crewe Road
Edinburgh, EH4 2XU United Kingdom

Phone

4401315372128

Fax

4401313431404

Email Address

jan.mackenzie@ed.ac.uk

Description

The National Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Research & Surveillance Unit is a patient advocacy, research organization located in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1990, the unit monitors Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in the UK in order to identify any changes in the pattern of disease that might be attributable to the emergence of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, a variant of CJD. CJD is an extremely rare degenerative brain disorder characterized by the sudden development of rapidly progressive neurological and neuromuscular symptoms. The unit also identifies all cases of any form of CJD and studies the clinical features and diagnosis of these illnesses.

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