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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in a recipient of human pituitary-derived gonadotrophin: a second case.
  1. J I Cochius,
  2. N Hyman,
  3. M M Esiri
  1. Department of Neurology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK.


    A 44 year old female presented with a progressive cerebellar disturbance approximately 13 years after receiving human pituitary derived gonadotrophin injections as a treatment for infertility. The patient died approximately nine months later. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease was confirmed at necropsy. This is the second reported case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in a recipient of human derived gonadotrophin.

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