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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in Venezuela a case report

By Alejandro J. Caraballo H.


A case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in a 32 year old man is presented. The clinical picture included a rapid progressive dementia associated with ataxia, global aphasia, myoclonus and pyramidal signs, death ocurred after 13 months. The diagnosis of CJD was confirmed by CT and neuropathological studies. This is the first report of CJD occurring in Venezuela

Topics: Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry, RC321-571, Internal medicine, RC31-1245, Medicine, R
Publisher: Academia Brasileira de Neurologia (ABNEURO)
Year: 1991
DOI identifier: 10.1590/S0004-282X1991000200019
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