Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in a recipient of a dura mater graft processed in the US: Cause or coincidence?

James G. Dobbins, Ermias D. Belay, Jean Malecki, Bill E. Buck, Michael Bell, Judy Cobb, Lawrence B. Schonberger

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Abstract

Iatrogenic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) has never been reported among recipients of dura mater grafts processed in the US. We recently investigated a report of such a case in a 72-year-old man with a typical clinical presentation of CJD. We found no evidence of CJD in either the 34-year-old donor or in other, proximal patients undergoing craniotomies. Although the graft may have caused the illness, sporadic CJD is a more likely explanation, with the graft being coincidental. Copyright (C) 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-66
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroepidemiology
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

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Keywords

  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • Dura mater
  • Epidemiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Dobbins, J. G., Belay, E. D., Malecki, J., Buck, B. E., Bell, M., Cobb, J., & Schonberger, L. B. (2000). Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in a recipient of a dura mater graft processed in the US: Cause or coincidence? Neuroepidemiology, 19(2), 62-66. https://doi.org/10.1159/000026240