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Volume 12, Number 12—December 2006

Perspective

On the Question of Sporadic or Atypical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Paul Brown*Comments to Author , Lisa M. McShane†, Gianluigi Zanusso‡, and Linda Detwiler§
Author affiliations: *Bethesda, Maryland, USA; †National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA; ‡University of Verona, Verona, Italy,; §Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, College Park, Maryland, USA

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Figure 1

Distribution of ages at onset of illness in 500 cases of neuropathologically verified or experimentally transmitted sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Approximately 10% of cases occur in patients during the middle third (25–49 years) of a human lifespan, which corresponds to age in cattle of ≈7–13 years.

Figure 1. Distribution of ages at onset of illness in 500 cases of neuropathologically verified or experimentally transmitted sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Approximately 10% of cases occur in patients during the middle third (25–49 years) of a human lifespan, which corresponds to age in cattle of ≈7–13 years.

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