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Surgery increases risk ofsporadic CJD

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 06 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:625
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Surgery could be the leading risk factor for the development of the sporadic form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), suggests an Australian study showing that people who have had more than three operations are twice as likely to contract the disease as those who have had no surgery.

    The finding comes from a study carried out by the Australian National Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Registry at the University …

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