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Volume 3, Number 2—June 1997

Synopsis

Is Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Transmitted in Blood?

Maura N. Ricketts*Comments to Author , Neil R. Cashman†, Elizabeth E. Stratton*, and Susie ElSaadany*
Author affiliations: *Laboratory Centre for Disease Control, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; and †Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada

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Table 2

Amino acid phenotypes for codon 129 in patients with iatrogenic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Tested groups Met/Met (%) Met/Val (%) Val/Val (%) Homozygous(%) Total No.tested (n)
Sporadic CJD (38) 78 12 10 88 73
All Iatrogenic 60 11 29 89 63
Cases (27)
CNS route of infection 80 10 10 98 20
Peripheral route of infection 51 12 37 88 43
Healthy controls (27) 37 51 11 49 261
Healthy controls (38) 48 42 10 58 1397

Met = methionine; Val = valine

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