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American doctors are investigating cases of a rare disease

American doctors are investigating cases of a rare disease

American doctors are investigating cases of a rare disease

California rare disease spreads Kroytsfeldta-Jakob disease, is a progressive dystrophic disease cortex and spinal cord, and basal ganglia. According to official data, every year it affects one person in a million.

Known that from this disease have already suffered two, reports ABC News. At the moment there is an investigation into the identification of the patients. According to preliminary information, the cases are not related. Although in theory it might be to blame for food.

Believed disease provokes abnormal prion protein, which leads to the formation of holes in the brain, dementia, and death within an average of five months from the time of diagnosis. In most cases, doctors do not know what caused the development of the disease. However, a small percentage of patients have a hereditary form of the disease.

Some facts associated with mad cow disease, which can be transmitted to humans through contaminated food, with organ transplants or blood transfusions. In the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, until recently, have been recorded only three variants of the disease. In all three cases, the patients were infected abroad.