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De ziekte van Creutzfeldt-Jakob; een jaar later

By W. A. van Gool and P. H. Meijerink


During the last year the knowledge of the transmission of prion diseases has increased. New diagnostic methods were developed: investigation of cerebrospinal fluid for the 14-3-3 protein and tonsillar biopsy to detect protease resistant prion protein. Indirect evidence of a causal relation between new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (nvCJ) and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is accumulating, although epidemiological data do not indicate that the incidence of CJ is increasin

Year: 1997
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