Acute presentation of rapidly progressive probable Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Harrington, Patrick; Penge, Justin; Mills, Edouard; Ishaque, Ahmed
March 2013
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Mar2013, Vol. 74 Issue 3, p170
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents the case of a 68-year old man admitted with a 3-week history of cognitive deterioration and progressive gait disturbance. He was pronounced dead after a diagnosis of sporadic Creutzfeldt -- Jakob (CJD) disease because of the rapidity of decline and a progression to akinetic muteness. The article provides doctor's recommendations of the electroencephalography testing and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), for patients suspicious of having the CJD disease, to help detect CJD. INSETS: Case Report;LEARNING POINTS.


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