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Anything on Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

martin LEACH leach at bu.edu
Tue Jul 11 12:52:43 EST 1995


I'm no neurologist...but I don't remember muscle spasms accompanying 
CJD....

there is lots of information on this....is there any family history of severe
dementia....?

Perform a medline search for cjd....there is lots of info on it...

Steve Godfrey (sgodfrey at SunBelt.Net) wrote:
: 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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