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Treatment Options for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Prion diseases can't be cured, but certain medications may help slow their progress. Medical management focuses on keeping people with these diseases as safe and comfortable as possible despite progressive and debilitating symptoms.

Managing prion diseases

As prion diseases progress, people with these diseases generally need help taking care of themselves and their daily needs. In some cases they may be able to stay in their homes, but they eventually may need to move to a care facility.

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