Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease via dural and corneal transplants.

  title={Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease via dural and corneal transplants.},
  author={Christoph J G Lang and Josef Georg Heckmann and Bernhard Neundoerfer},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  volume={160 2},
A review of all published cases of iatrogenic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) via dural (N=71) and corneal (N=4) transplants is given. All but three of the dural cases were obviously due to a commercial product recalled in 1996. Two of the corneal grafts were taken from patients who had died of sporadic CJD. These cases differed from CJD due to human growth hormone injections and the new variant. Instead. they were akin to sporadic cases, but memory loss, disorders of higher cerebral functions… CONTINUE READING
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