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My friend has just been diagnoised with creutzfeldt-jacob

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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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