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Tonsil test hope for CJD

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7075.165l (Published 18 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:165
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    Diagnosing Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) may be possible by testing tonsil tissue for the prion protein marker, scientists have discovered.

    A brain biopsy is currently needed to diagnose

    CJD RAGUET/EURELIOS/SPL

    Professor John Collinge and colleagues from the neurogenetics unit at Imperial College School …

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