Martin Leach leach at mbcrr.harvard.edu
Thu Apr 21 20:10:43 EST 1994

In article <20877 at blue.cis.pitt.edu>, jtrst4 at vms.cis.pitt.edu wrote:

> I've read that patients on GH therapy (non-recombinant) have
> had increased incidence if CJ. This has been attributed to
> the GH being infected with the virus. As we now  have access
> to rhGH (recombinant human growth hormone) this is a moot
> point.

Iatrogenic transmission has also been reported for:

GH therapy
corneal transplants
mata dura grafts


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