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From: TSS ()
Subject: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: A Case That Initiated With Psychiatric Symptoms
Date: March 29, 2005 at 1:06 pm PST

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Subject: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: A Case That Initiated With Psychiatric Symptoms
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 14:44:39 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: A Case That Initiated With Psychiatric Symptoms

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rapidly progressive prion disease
that causes deficits involveing movement, cognition, and mental status.
The clinical heterogeneity of the disease can make diagnosis difficult.
Thorough neurologic, cognitive, and psychiatric examinations are
necessary for observing its clinical features. In this case report we
describe a 62-year-old male patient who was initially followed with a
diagnosis of depression and later was diagnosed with CJD. The patient
had a one-year history of anhedonia, loss of interest, social
withdrawal, anxiety and decrease in speech and was given paroxetin 20
mg/day with a diagnosis of depression. During follow up, neurological
symptoms including ataxia and rigidity became evident and dementia and
akinetic mutism developed in a rapidly progressive course. Although
electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
revealed nonspecific findings initially, typical findings for CJD were
seen during the follow up. The positive 14-3-3 protein in CSF supported
the diagnosis. The aim of this report is to emphasize the fact that CJD
may present with different psychiatric symptoms and can be initially
misdiagnosed. CJD should be considered in the differential diagnosis of
patients who have focal neurological signs in addition to psychiatric
symptoms. Repeated neurological examinations, EEG and cranial MRI may
help in the diagnosis of these patients.

http://www.turkpsikiyatri.com/summary.aspx?gFPrkMakale=497

http://www.turkpsikiyatri.com/C16S1/creutzfeldtJakob.pdf

http://www.turkpsikiyatri.com/ftr.aspx?id=497

TSS

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