Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)

Here you'll find our current definition of the critical illness, additional condition or child specific condition we cover. We've also listed any previous definitions we may have had. With each new definition we've highlighted what's changed from the previous definition.

Current definition

November 2015

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) – resulting in permanent symptoms

A definite diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease by a consultant neurologist. There must be permanent clinical loss of the ability to do all of the following:

  • remember;
  • reason; and
  • perceive, understand, express and give effect to ideas.

For the above definition, the following are not covered:

  • other types of dementia (these are covered under the dementia definition).

Previous definitions

No previous entries for this condition