Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in Venezuela. A case report.


A case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in a 32 year old man is presented. The clinical picture included a rapid progressive dementia associated with ataxia, global aphasia, myoclonus and pyramidal signs, death occurred after 13 months. The diagnosis of CJD was confirmed by CT and neuropathological studies. This is the first report of CJD occurring in Venezuela.

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@article{Caraballo1991CreutzfeldtJakobDI, title={Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in Venezuela. A case report.}, author={Alejandro J. Caraballo}, journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria}, year={1991}, volume={49 2}, pages={218-21} }