PMID: 6988735May 1, 1980Paper

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in a 20-year-old woman

Neurology
R J PackerA K Asbury

Abstract

A 20-year-old woman developed ataxia, extrapyramidal movements, myoclonus, and progressive dementia. Brain biopsy disclosed status spongiosus, diagnostic of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; this is the youngest spontaneous case ever reported. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease can occur in young adulthood.

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