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Cases of Creutzfeldt Jakob disease (CJD) have been centrally registered in the Netherlands since 1997. Each year about 35 cases are reported. All patients with a possible, probable or definite diagnosis are registered in a European database. Recently, patients with a transfusion-transmitted form of CJD have been diagnosed in the United Kingdom. Such cases have not yet occurred in the Netherlands. It is important to continue to detect and centrally register patients with CJD.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd

Publication Date

2009

Volume

153

Keywords

Animals, Cattle, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome, Encephalopathy, Bovine Spongiform, Humans, Mandatory Reporting, Netherlands, Prion Diseases, Registries, Transfusion Reaction