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Volume 15, Number 2—February 2009


Medical Procedures and Risk for Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Japan, 1999–2008

Tsuyoshi Hamaguchi, Moeko Noguchi-Shinohara, Ichiro Nozaki, Yosikazu Nakamura, Takeshi Sato, Tetsuyuki Kitamoto, Hidehiro Mizusawa, and Masahito YamadaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa, Japan (T. Hamaguchi, M. Noguchi-Shinohara, I. Nozaki, M. Yamada); Jichi Medical University, Shimotsuke, Japan (Y. Nakamura); Kohnodai Hospital, Ichikawa, Japan (T. Sato); Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan (T. Kitamoto); Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan (H. Mizusawa); Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance Committee, Japan (Y. Nakamura, T. Sato, J. Mizusawa, T. Kitamoto, M. Yamada)

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Table 5

Characteristics of 5 sCJD patients who underwent neurosurgery or ophthalmic surgery at hospitals where other patients with prion diseases had previously undergone neurosurgery or ophthalmic surgery, Japan, 1999–2008*

Patient Type of CJD Onset of CJD Date of surgery Reason for surgery
1 sCJD 2003 Aug 1991 Aug Subarachinoid hemorrhage
dCJD 2001 May 1976 Spinal cord tumor

1986 Aug
Spinal cord tumor
2 sCJD 2002 Feb 1994 Sep Subdural hematoma
1997 Sep Cataract

1998 Jan
1987 Jan
3 sCJD 2001 Jan 1989 Apr Subarachinoid hemorrhage

1995 Jul
1980 Jul
4 sCJD 2001 Jul 1999 Spinal cord lesion (details unknown)

2001 Aug
1978 Sep
5 sCJD 2002 May 2002 Apr Cataract
sCJD 2002 May 1997 Aug Cataract
1999 Jan Cataract

*CJD, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; sCJD, sporadic CJD; dCJD, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease associated with cadaveric dura mater graft.

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