Simona Bevivino

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The objective was to identify any possible cases of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in Italy, and to estimate the trends in mortality from sporadic CJD for 1993-2000. CJD cases were ascertained through direct notification to the Registry; 382 definite or probable sporadic CJD patients, but no cases of variant CJD were identified. The average yearly(More)
BACKGROUND Scrapie and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) belongs to the group of animal transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). BSE epidemic in the UK and elsewhere in Europe has been linked to the use of bovine meat and bone meals (MBM) in the feeding of cattle. There is concern that pigs, poultry and fish bred for human consumption and fed(More)
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) belongs to a group of chronic, progressive, neurodegenerative disorders that may be hereditary, infectious, or sporadic. Hereditary CJDs are associated with mutations in the PRNP gene on chromosome 20p12-pter. We report a family in which four patients developed classical clinical signs of CJD, including severe cognitive(More)
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