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Title
Genetic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease mimicking chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
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Abstract
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a relentlessly progressive neurodegenerative disorder, belonging to the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. It is characterized by the deposition of the abnormal isoform of the prion protein (PrPsc), causing spongiform neurodegeneration. The disease is classically known to mainly affect the gray matter of the CNS. However, involvement of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) has been described.1,3 Herein, we describe a patient with genetic CJD, in whom the disease presentation was a demyelinating neuropathy reminiscent of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP).
Language
English
Source (journal)
Neurology Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
Publication
2015
ISSN
2332-7812
Volume/pages
2:6(2015), p. 1-2
Article Reference
e173
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 12.03.2017
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