Unusual presentations in patients with E200K familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is the most common form of the human transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, also known as prion diseases. This is a rare neurological disorder which ultimately results in death. Technologists must familiarize themselves with the clinical symptoms and EEG patterns of this disease since appropriate precautions must be taken. This is especially important when running electroneurodiagnostic (END) studies on patients with rapidly progressive dementia or a suspected or known case of CJD. An overview of the various forms of CJD, clinical symptoms, characteristic EEG results, transmission modes, diagnostic tests, and prevention methods are addressed.