An Ataxic Form of Subacute Presenile Polioencephalopathy (creutzfeldt-jakob Disease).

  title={An Ataxic Form of Subacute Presenile Polioencephalopathy (creutzfeldt-jakob Disease).},
  author={Betty Brownell and Dorothy Oppenheimer},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
In 1955 Foley and Denny-Brown reported three cases of subacute progressive encephalopathy occurring in middle age, and leading to death within 13 months. The outstanding clinical features, in order of appearance, were: ataxia of cerebellar type, with dysarthria; involuntary rhythmic jerking movements; dementia; stupor, progressing to coma; and finally, a state of generalized muscular rigidity, in which the involuntary movements tended to disappear. Two of these cases were examined at necropsy… CONTINUE READING


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