The quandary of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Larke, Bryce
October 1998
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/06/98, Vol. 159 Issue 7, p789
Academic Journal
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.


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