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New Definitive Diagnostic Test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Is Available


Diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is difficult because the condition resembles many other neurodegenerative diseases. A new test is now available that can detect minute quantities of the CJD-specific abnormal prion protein from all subtypes of sporadic CJD in cerebral spinal fluid or nasal mucosa. More here and here.

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