vCJD and the gut: implications for endoscopy

Head, M. W.; Ironside, J. W.
January 2007
Gut;Jan2007, Vol. 56 Issue 1, p9
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the implications of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) for endoscopy. The cause of the disease was proposed to be oral exposure to the bovine encephalopathy agent as supported by subsequent studies made. The pathogenesis of prion diseases has been aided by the development of methods to detect and localize abnormal forms pf the prion protein.


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