Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and bovine spongiform encephalopathy

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7024.180 (Published 20 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:180

Magnetic resonance imaging may have a role in diagnosing Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

  1. Terence Featherstone
  1. Consultant radiologist Department of Radiology, Darlington Memorial Hospital, Darlington DL3 6HX

    EDITOR,—Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease1 is still rarely diagnosed in Britain, and neuropathological examination is required to confirm the diagnosis. Research in the United States, however, has shown the presence of bilaterally symmetric hyperintense abnormalities in the basal ganglia in T2 weighted magnetic resonance images in patients with pathologically proved Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.2 …

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