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Volume 23, Number 6—June 2017

CME ACTIVITY - Synopsis

Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in 2 Plasma Product Recipients, United Kingdom

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medscape, LLC and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Medscape, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Medscape, LLC designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All other clinicians completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To participate in this journal CME activity: (1) review the learning objectives and author disclosures; (2) study the education content; (3) take the post-test with a 75% minimum passing score and complete the evaluation at http://www.medscape.org/journal/eid; and (4) view/print certificate.

Release date: May 12, 2017; Expiration date: May 12, 2018

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

• Recognize the clinical features of 2 cases of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) reported in patients with clotting disorders treated with fractionated plasma products.

• Identify the laboratory and pathology findings of 2 cases of sCJD reported in patients with clotting disorders treated with fractionated plasma product.

• Determine the clinical implications of 2 cases of sCJD reported in patients with clotting disorders treated with fractionated plasma products.

CME Editor

Jude Rutledge, BA, Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Jude Rutledge has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Author

Laurie Barclay, MD, freelance writer and reviewer, Medscape, LLC. Disclosure: Laurie Barclay, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: owns stock, stock options, or bonds from Alnylam; Biogen; Pfizer.

Authors

Disclosures: Patrick Urwin, MBBS, MA (CANTAB); Kumar Thanigaikumar, MBBS, MRCP, FRCPATH; James W. Ironside, MD; Anna Molesworth, PhD; Patricia E. Hewitt, MD, FRCPATH; Charlotte A. Llewelyn, PhD; and Jan Mackenzie, PG Cert Epidemiology, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Richard S. Knight, BMBCh, FRCP (E), has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for Pfizer Inc. Robert G. Will, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: served as an advisor or consultant for LFB (Paris); Ferring Pharmaceuticals.

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