Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Presenting with Visual Disturbance—A Case Report in China

Abstract

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare but fatal neurodegenerative prion disease. Classic CJD comprises a clinical triad of rapidly progressive dementia, myoclonus, and EEG abnormality. At initial presentation, this classic triad is present only in a minority of cases. Visual impairment is one of the predominant manifestations in the course of CJD, especially in Heidenhain variant phenotype. We reported a case presenting with progressive blurred vision, along with other neurological symptoms, who diagnosed as sporadic CJD with cortical blindness in China.

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G. Tian, L. Sun, Y. He and X. Zhang, "Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Presenting with Visual Disturbance—A Case Report in China," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 4 No. 7, 2013, pp. 321-324. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2013.47057.

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