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Volume 18, Number 6—June 2012

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Iatrogenic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Final Assessment

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Article Title: Iatrogenic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Final Assessment

CME Questions

1. Your patient is a 50-year-old woman with a complicated medical history. She has required treatment with multiple biologic agents and had surgery with placement of a cadaveric ligament in her knee.

She read an article regarding prion disease and is concerned regarding her risk for illness. According to the current review, what have been the principal sources of iatrogenic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)?

A. Corneal transplants and packed red blood cells

B. Instruments and gonadotropins

C. Dura mater grafts and growth hormone

D. Packed red blood cells and platelets

2. Most cases of iatrogenic CJD caused by human growth hormone are reported in which of the following countries?

A. Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Nigeria

B. Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos

C. France, the United Kingdom, and the United States

D. Brazil, Colombia, and Peru

3. What can you tell this patient about characteristics of iatrogenic CJD?

A. Homozygotes for the methionine valine polymorphism had longer incubation times

B. The mean incubation period is approximately 2 years

C. Dementia was the most common early manifestation of CJD

D. One manufacturer accounted for nearly all infections associated with dura mater grafts

4. What are the most prominent new threats for CJD?

A. Scrapie and chronic wasting disease

B. The consumption of “bush meat”

C. Coinfection with coxsackievirus

D. Wider consumption of meat by children

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