New variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is more common in Britain than elsewhere

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7154.352a (Published 01 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:352
  1. J W Ironside, Senior lecturer in pathology.,
  2. R S G Knigh, Consultant neurologist,
  3. R G Will, Consultant neurologist.,
  4. P G Smith, Head of department,
  5. S N Cousens, Senior lecturer
  1. National Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU
  2. Department of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT

    EDITOR—Although the overall incidence of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the United Kingdom is similar to that in other countries in Europe,1 there is a major difference in terms of new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease2 : 25 cases of new …

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