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Open Access A case of probable sporadic Creutzfeldt‐Jakob disease

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is a fatal neurodegenerative brain disease. The author describes a case presented to primary care clinic whereby neuropsychiatric symptoms were the patient’s initial presentation which later manifested with declining cognitive impairment, myoclonus and extrapyramidal symptoms. A typical abnormal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features were observed. The patient succumbed within six months of presentation.
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Keywords: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; neurodegenerative brain disease; neuropsychiatric

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Primary Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Publication date: 01 December 2017

This article was made available online on 27 July 2017 as a Fast Track article with title: "A case of probable sporadic Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease".

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