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    CARDENAS BAHAMONDE¹, Paola; CARRASCO DEL MAURO¹, Alfonsina; HIDD VIVALLOS¹, Ahmed  y  JENNIE, Murillo L². Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, presumable report of a case in Chile.. SCIENTIFICA [online]. 2016, vol.14, n.1, pp. 42-43. ISSN 1813-0054.

    Background and objective: The Creuztfeldt Jakob disease is a prion neurodegenerative disease that aflects the central nervous system. It is invariably fatal and its diagnosis is diíücult because it's clinically nonspecific and because a brain biopsy is necessary to confirm it. We present below a case that showed up in Chile. Patient: This is a patient during the active stage of the disease where the clinical characteristics makes him a suspect of having the Creutzfeldt Jakob disease. Results: The patient during his hospital stay did not show improvements and he was worsening as the days passed, without establishing a definitive diagnosis, which led to studies looking for a more accurate diagnosis. These studies are suggestive of Creutzfeldt Jakob, even when there is no diagnosis certainty, only a high suspicion. Conclusions: Creutzfeldt Jakob disease should be considered in Chile mainly because of the high incidence it has. Additional tests are fundamental even when not given an accurate diagnosis but because its existence is highly suspicious on this patient.

    Palabras llave : Prion diseases; Bovine spongiform encephalopathy; Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome.

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