Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease presenting wih alien limb sign

Brent Fogel, Mark Wu, Sarah Kremen, Kolar Murthy, George Jackson, Zeba Vanek

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Abstract

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a fatal spongiform encephalopathy, which typically presents with a rapidly progressing dementia and additional neurological findings that can be quite variable and diverse. Here we report the unusual case of a patient who presented with left alien limb sign without overt cognitive impairment and was ultimately diagnosed with pathologically confirmed Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1040-1042
Number of pages3
JournalMovement Disorders
Volume21
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alien limb
  • Corticobasal degeneration
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Video

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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