New Jersey Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease Report Mobile App
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is a human prion disease.
How does it work?
It is a neurodegenerative disorder that is rapidly progressive and leads to death usually within one year of onset. Clinical symptoms include the onset of dementia, and an immunohistochemical analysis of brain tissue may be conducted to determine the disease. The New Jersey Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Report app is used by health care providers to report to the health department about patient cases and symptoms. With the app, the provider will record patient information, date of diagnosis and date of illness onset. The health care provider can also indicate case classification and potential subtypes of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease CJD and check for diagnostic criteria and clinical features such as progressive dementia. The provider will note other risk factors including travel and family history of dementia and record laboratory tests, dates, and results. This app is essential for collecting data on Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease CJD cases.