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June 19, 2012
Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease presents as a rapidly progressive dementia. Noninvasive diagnostic criteria have been accepted by the World Health Organization:
1. World Health Organization (WHO). Global surveillance, diagnosis, and therapy of human transmissible spongiform encephalopathies: report of a WHO consultation. February 9–11, 1998; Geneva. Available at:
www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/bse/WHO_EMC_ZDI_98_9/en/. Accessed October 6, 2011.
Submitted by: Christopher Newey, D.O., M.S.
Disclosure: Dr. Newey reports no disclosures.
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