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From: TSS ()
Subject: WHO'S vCJD case definition should be revised
Date: March 13, 2006 at 2:06 pm PST

Monday March 13 2006

The Lancet 2006; 367:874

The first Japanese case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease showing periodic electroencephalogram

WHO'S vCJD case definition should be revised
The WHO definition of patients with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) should be revised to prevent cases being missed, according to a Case Report. Masahito Yamada and colleagues detail the first Japanese case of definitive vCJD. 19 months after the onset of symptoms an electro-encephalogram (EEG) showed no periodic synchronous discharges (PSD). However, the brainwave pattern appeared after 30 months. There have been no previous reports of PSD on EEG in vCJD. >>


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