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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 6

Data for sCJD patients who underwent neurosurgery after onset of sCJD symptoms, Japan, 1999–2008*

Patient no. Reason for surgery Interval between onset of sCJD symptoms and surgery, mo Age at onset of sCJD, y Symptom at onset of sCJD
1 Subdural hematoma 0 71 Dementia
2 Subdural hematoma 0 77 Apathy
3 Subdural hematoma 1 57 Dementia
4 Meningioma 1 74 Vertigo
5 Aneurysm 2 46 Dementia
6 Aneurysm 3 67 Vertigo

*sCJD, sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

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