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From: TSS ()
Subject: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in the Obstetric Patient
Date: October 19, 2005 at 9:54 am PST

Case Study

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in the Obstetric Patient
Randa Sperling1, Karen Haak2, Diane Hesson3 and Barbara Blanz Hidde4
1 Randa Sperling, RN, BC, MSN, APN, is a clinical nurse specialist in the Mother-Baby Care Center at Clarian Health Partners at the Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.
2 Karen Haak, RN, BSN, RRT, is a clinical manager in the Mother-Baby Care Center at Clarian Health Partners at the Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.
3 Diane Hesson, RN, CM, is a clinical manager in the obstetric ICU at Clarian Health Partners at the Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.
4 Barbara Blanz Hidde, RN, BSN, is a clinical educator in the Special Care Nursery at Clarian Health Partners at the Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.

Address for correspondence: Randa Sperling, RN, BC, CNS, APRN, Indiana University Medical Center, 550 N. University Blvd., Room 2745, Indianapolis, IN 46202. E-mail: rsperling@clarian.org.

Recent reports have indicated the presence of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the United States. This disease can occur as a rare, sporadic disease with no recognizable pattern of transmission or as a familial disease associated with prion protein gene mutations. This article discusses the presence of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in a woman who became pregnant early in the course of the disease and subsequent care pre- and postdelivery.


Keywords: Creutzfeldt-Jakob – Prion – Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

http://jognn.awhonn.org/cgi/content/abstract/34/5/546?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=cjd&searchid=1129741024072_672&stored_search=&FIRSTINDEX=0&volume=34&issue=5&journalcode=jognn

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