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Volume 4, issue 1

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The Creutzfeld-Jakob disease

JADWIGA POCHCIAŁ-WEŁNIAK1, ANNA PIEKARSKA-KONSTANTY1
1. Oddziału Neurologii Szpitala Górniczego w Bytomiu
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1995, 4, 93-97
Keywords: Creutzfeld-Jakob disease, prion, PrP protein

Abstract

On the grounds of Polish and foreign literature the pathogenesis, neuropathological pattern, clinical symptoms and signs, additional tests and the prognosis in the Creutzfeld-Jakob disease are described. Besides, a serious risk is emphasized: a slow virus producing the Creutzfeld-Jakob disease may be contracted in the course of organ transplant surgery.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Jadwiga Pochciał-Wełniak,
Oddział Neurologii Szpitala Górniczego,
Al. Legionów 10,
41-902 Bytom