Unusual clinical course in a case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

G. Villa, C. Caltagirone, G. Macchi

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An unusual clinical course of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is described. After a rapid progression to coma, the patient has survived for 16 months to date. To our knowledge a terminal, preagonal stage of this duration in CJD has never been reported. Since Methisoprinol was administered, the drug may have had a beneficial effect on the duration of the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-158
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1982


  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • methisoprinol therapy
  • prolonged survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology


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