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My friend has just been diagnoised with creutzfeldt-jacob (cjd)

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My friend has just been diagnoised with creutzfeldt-jacob (cjd) disease. She is 75% sure. What tests should be done to confirm this? What articles can you refer me to.



The diagnosis is generally made with:


1. clinical symptoms

2. MRI imaging

3. EEG testing

4. lumbar puncture for spinal fluid analysis (for 14-3-3 protein)


The lab that tests for CJD in the United States:


Other tests, such as an autopsy with examination of brain tissue can be done.



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