Pediatric Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: probable transmission by a dural graft

@article{MartnezLage1993PediatricCD,
  title={Pediatric Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: probable transmission by a dural graft},
  author={Juan F Mart{\'i}nez-Lage and Joaquin Fernandez Sola and M. Poza y Poza and Juan Angel Martinez Esteban},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={1993},
  volume={9},
  pages={239-242}
}
A 10-year-old boy underwent a posterior fossa craniectomy for removal of a grade 2 cerebellar astrocytoma. Dural closure was achieved by the placement of a dural graft. Eight years later the patient developed dementia and myoclonus. Electroencephalography demonstrated generalized slow activity that evolved into a pattern of periodic tripahsic waves. Computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging were unremarkable. Brain biopsy confirmed spongiform encephalopathy of the Creutzfeldt… CONTINUE READING