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Database of patients possibly exposed to CJD is proposed

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7318.889/a (Published 20 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:889
  1. Andrew Moscrop
  1. BMJ

    A confidential database has been proposed that would contain details of all patients who may have been exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) through medical procedures.

    Proposals were put forward last week in a consultation paper from the CJD incidents panel, a group of experts set up last year by England's chief medical officer. The panel reports to the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee and the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens.

    At a press briefing Dr Michael Banner, the panel's chairman, said the database would be used to assess whether people who may have been exposed to …

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