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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

CJD Often Misdiagnosed As Alzheimer’s Disease Maine Medical Center confirmed Friday that a patient treated at the hospital carried a rare, dangerous brain illness to which a “small number” of other patients may have been exposed, though the hospital called that risk “exceedingly low.” The patient has Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, or CJD, a degenerative brain disorder […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

The Prion Spectrum Neurodegenerative disease is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. It’s time to expand the conversation immediately. Dr. Stanley Prusiner, an American neuroscientist from the University of California at San Francisco, earned a Nobel Prize in 1997 for discovering and characterizing deadly prions and prion disease, also known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). The operative […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Prion Contamination Unstoppable Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem said Monday that up to 18 patients may have been exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare but fatal degenerative brain disorder. The center said a neurosurgical procedure was performed on a patient Jan. 18, who was later confirmed to have the disease. Another 18 patients, all neurosurgical patients, […]

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