Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease – Top USMLE Diseases

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease – Top USMLE Diseases

by Vincent Racaniello, PhD, Carlo Raj, MD

Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease is a neurodegenerative disease caused by infection with protein particles called prions. The disease is characterized by prion vacuoles within the neurons leading to spongiform appearance and neurodegeneration. Patients present with dementia, cognitive impairment, and extrapyramidal manifestations.

Learn more in this lecture.

Course Details

  • Videos 9
  • Duration 0:40 h
  • Quiz questions 26
  • Concept Pages 1


Your Educators of course Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease – Top USMLE Diseases

 Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Dr. Vincent Racaniello is a Higgins Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University, in New York, USA.
He obtained his PhD at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York City, in 1979 and joined the faculty of Columbia University in 1982.
Because of his achievements, he has received several awards, including the Irma T. Hirschl, Searle Scholars Program, Eli Lilly, and NIH Merit Awards. Dr. Racaniello is interested in using new media for medical education; he writes on his virology blog and hosts and produces several podcasts.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Racaniello teaches courses on Microbiology.

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

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Really Gr8!
By Joel C. on 26. February 2023 for Molecular Test for TSE Prions – TSEs

really gr8. to the point. fascinating. this whole program is quality cme. _JC

claro y conciso
By Cesar L. on 17. March 2020 for Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSEs) of Humans

es un excelente vídeo, y esta muy bien explicado; justo el tema de mi próxima evaluación