On the Question of Sporadic or Atypical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Figure 5. Diagram of 2 possible informative trends in the incidence of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (CJD). The left panel shows the likely trends of typical BSE and variant CJD (vCJD). The right upper panel shows 1 possible pair of trends of atypical BSE and sporadic CJD (sCJD) that might occur in conjunction with the typical BSE/vCJD trends, and would be consistent with the interpretation that atypical BSE is not sporadic and is not related to sCJD. The right lower panel shows a second possible associated pair of trends consistent with the interpretation that atypical BSE is sporadic and might also be related to the type 2 M/V subset of apparently sCJD.