TITLE

The quandary of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

AUTHOR(S)
Larke, Bryce
PUB. DATE
October 1998
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/06/98, Vol. 159 Issue 7, p789
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Editorial. Questions the controversy in Canada over whether to notify recipients of blood products that may have been contaminated with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Rarity of the disease; Lack of direct evidence of CJD transmission through blood transfusion; Why the medical community is bothering with notification; Question of whether physicians have a duty to inform their patients about exposure to CJD.
ACCESSION #
1189427

 

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