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Rapidly progressive dementia and unilateral jerky movements: a case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  1. Saeed Razmeh,
  2. Mostafa Almasi,
  3. Amir Hasan Habibi,
  4. Elham Alizadeh
  1. Neurology Department, Rasoul Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mostafa Almasi, Neurology Department, Rasoul Akram Hospital, Niayesh St, Sattar-Khan St, Tehran 1445613131, Iran; A_mostafa108{at}

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a form of spongiform encephalopathy which is caused by an abnormal protein called ‘prion’.1 It presents mainly as rapidly progressive dementia; myoclonus; visual problems; and dysfunction in cerebellar, pyramidal or extrapyramidal systems; and akinetic mutism.2

The premortem diagnosis of CJD is based on clinical features and paraclinical procedures, including brain MRI, electroencephalography (EEG) …

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  • Contributors SR, AHH and EA contributed to collection of patient's data and diagnosis of the disease. SR and MA participated in writing of the manuscript and editing the pictures. MA is the corresponding author too.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.