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New Fatal CJD-Like Dementia Discovered In America, Case Western Reserve University Study



7/11/2008 7:18:26 AM

BBC -- A new form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) may have been uncovered in a handful of patients in the US. Ten people have so far died from a fast-advancing form of fatal dementia called PSPr, New Scientist reports. Patients develop the trademark brain damage associated with CJD - the type not linked to BSE - but scientists believe there may be a genetic cause.

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