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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: further similarities with kuru
  1. Hume Adams,
  2. Elisabeth Beck,
  3. A. M. Shenkin
  1. University Department of Neuropathology, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow
  2. The Department of Neuropathology, Institute of Psychiatry, London
  3. The Department of Psychological Medicine, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow


    A typical case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is described. Two unusual morphological features—namely, `kuru-like' plaques in the cerebellum and coarsely vacuolated neurones in the striatum—are further similarities between Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and kuru.

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