Neuropsychological features of rapidly progressive dementia in a patient with an atypical presentation of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.

@article{Pchalska2001NeuropsychologicalFO,
  title={Neuropsychological features of rapidly progressive dementia in a patient with an atypical presentation of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.},
  author={Maria Pąchalska and Henryk Kurzbauer and Bruce Duncan Macqueen and Maria Formińska-Kapuścik and Izabela Herman-Sucharska},
  journal={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={
          1307-15
        }
}
BACKGROUND Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is a degenerative disease of the brain, characterized by rapid and irreversible decline, with dementia, ataxia, myoclonus, and other neurological and neurobehavioral disorders associated with rapidly progressive spongiform encephalopathy. The mode of transmission and basic pathomechanism remain unclear. The clinical picture of CJD is highly diverse, producing a number of variants. MATERIAL AND METHODS The patient to be described is a 68-year-old… CONTINUE READING