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#Italy, a suspected case of #CJD has been reported in #Venice #Region (Jun 27 ‘17)


Title: #Italy, a suspected case of #CJD has been reported in #Venice #Region.

Subject: Prions Diseases, suspected case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.

Source: Local Media, full page: (LINK). Article in Italian, edited.

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Italy, a suspected case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease has been reported in Venice Region.

Padua – A 75 years old woman is currently hospitalized in critical condition after developing severe neurological symptoms. Her symptoms are suggestive of a case of prions disease such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob or transmissible variants.

Initial tests performed on CSF were inconclusive and the final diagnosis is pending.

The health condition of the woman rapidly deteriorated and she was trasnferred in antoher hospital in Verona with specialized laboratory.

The final diagnosis will be possible only with post-mortem examination of brain tissue.

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Keywords: Italy; TSE; vCJD; Prions.

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