Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in a 20-year-old woman

Roger J. Packer, David R. Cornblath, Nicholas K. Gonatas, Leonard A. Bruno, Arthur K. Asbury

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A 20-year-old woman developed ataxia, extrapyramidal movements, myoclonus, and progressive dementia. Brain biopsy disclosed status spongiosus, diagnostic of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; this is the youngest spontaneous case ever reported. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease can occur in young adulthood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)492-496
Number of pages5
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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    Packer, R. J., Cornblath, D. R., Gonatas, N. K., Bruno, L. A., & Asbury, A. K. (1980). Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in a 20-year-old woman. Neurology, 30(5), 492-496.