CJD was not diagnosed until eight months after organ donor's death

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7131.630 (Published 14 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:630
  1. G D Morrice, Consultant ophthalmologist
  1. Stirling Royal Infirmary NHS Trust, Stirling Royal Infirmary, Stirling FK8 2AU

    EDITOR—Christie reported on the circumstances leading to the independent inquiry that was ordered after the corneas and sclera from a woman were used for transplantation before a postmortem examination found that she had Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.1 Unfortunately, he made …

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