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An Investigation of Potential Neurosurgical Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Challenges and Lessons Learned

  • Rachel L. Stricof (a1), Patricia P. Lillquist (a1), Nadia Thomas (a1), Ermias D. Belay (a2), Lawrence B. Schonberger (a2) and Dale L. Morse (a1)...

Abstract

In 2001, New York State health officials were notified about 2 patients with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease who had undergone neurosurgical procedures at the same hospital within 43 days of each other. One patient had Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease at the time of surgery; the other patient developed Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease 6.5 years later. This investigation highlights the difficulties in assessing possible transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

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New York State Department of Health, Room 859 Corning Tower, Albany, NY 12237 (rls01@health.state.ny.us)

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An Investigation of Potential Neurosurgical Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Challenges and Lessons Learned

  • Rachel L. Stricof (a1), Patricia P. Lillquist (a1), Nadia Thomas (a1), Ermias D. Belay (a2), Lawrence B. Schonberger (a2) and Dale L. Morse (a1)...

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