Hans Gerhard Creutzfeldt
- Category : 1885-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (10,34)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Consciousness 2
German neuropathologist, who first described the Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease. He helped to recognise this neurodegenerative disease, with Alfons Maria Jakob. With Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease the brain tissue develops holes and takes on a sponge-like texture. It is now known it is due to a type of infectious protein called a prion. Prions are misfolded proteins which replicate by converting their properly folded counterparts.
He died in Munich on 30 December 1964, aged 79.