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    Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease may be due to a slow virus infection

    Dear Editor

    I read the article by Murray concerning sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in adolescents with interest (1). Seven cases of sporadic CJD in adolescents in all are described (1) without any history of potential iatrogenic exposure.

    Although an infectious protein or prion is considered to be the cause of the transmissible spongiform encephalopaties such as CJD, bovine spongiform encephal...

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