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Patient Screening for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) or Related Disorder Prior to Surgery

Purpose:

To screen a patient prior to surgery for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) or related condition using the questions of Struthers et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

A81.0

Description:

Struthers et al used a simple questionnaire to screen patients prior to surgery for possible Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) or a related disorder. This can allow for a more complete evaluation prior to any invasive procedure. The authors are from the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Hospitals NHS Trust in England.

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