Hong Kong Med J 1997;3:439-43 | Number 4, December 1997
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in Hong Kong
KKP Ng, PCK Li, CK Wong, JHM Chan, JHM Yeung, KT Loo
Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Two elderly patients presented with rapidly progressive dementia and their electroencephalograms showed periodic discharges. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease was pathologically confirmed in one of the patients. Striking clinical features and characteristic electroencephalograms should prompt the clinical diagnosis in most patients.
Key words: Creutzfeldt-Jakob syndrome; Dementia; Electroencephalography; Encephalopathy, bovine spongiform; Prion diseases
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