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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) …
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.
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