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Anything on Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Steve Godfrey sgodfrey at SunBelt.Net
Mon Jul 10 15:48:27 EST 1995


My 71-yr old mother has been afflicted with a severe dementia accompanied by 
muscle spasms, all of which developed over a very short span of time (2-3 wks) 
approx. two months after open-heart surgery.  MRI and CatScan show no evidence 
of stroke, and changes to medication do not seem to result in any change in 
her condition.  Neurologists seem puzzled.  The possibility of 
Creutzfeldt-Jacobs disease has been raised (not by a doctor), and my sister 
and I are seeking any info on this disorder, and/or any other possible causes 
that could lead to such mental instability over such a short span of time.

Any comments would be appreciated. 



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