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.

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  • Videos 9
  • Duration 0:40 h
  • Quiz questions 26
  • Articles 2


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

 Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Vincent Racaniello is a Higgins Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University in New York. As an internationally renowned virologist, he has published many influential papers in the field, and co-authored the well-known textbook Principles of Animal Virology. He has received several awards, including the Irma T. Hirschl, Searle Scholars, Eli Lilly, and NIH Merit. Professor Racaniello firmly believes in the power of the internet as a scientific tool, and works on several platforms to share his vast knowledge in virology.
 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

You probably know MD Edward Goljan and his Rapid Review Pathology Series. But do you know the "new" Goljan? His name is Carlo Raj and he is currently following his mentor's footsteps by presenting you pathology as you have never experienced before.

Carlo Raj has earned his MD at the Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and continued his medical career as international lecturer and author—both assisting MD Edward Goljan and later on his own. Today he is CEO of Indus Intellect, whose goal it is to spread medical knowledge across the globe.

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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