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Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: clinical variants 🧠



#CJD #Neurology #EndNeurophobia #Teaching


⏬One of my favorite πŸ“š about the topic (non medical and it focuses on familial forms)
Introduction 🚨

As seen in other types of neurodegenerative disorders (AD), the main localization of the pathological process will give rise to the main symptoms.

"It's not about pathophysiology, it's about localization." πŸ§ πŸ€“πŸ₯Έ

1⃣ Heidenhain Variant

Posterior localization, think πŸ€”

Visual disturbances first: πŸ‘€πŸ‘β€πŸ—¨πŸ‘οΈ

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2) took them all. Firstly, I am not a MD. In March 2021 I caught Covid while working as a #frontline #healthcare worker. My symptoms of #brainfog, #fatigue, #jointpain, #muscleweakness, morning #stiffness happened after my recovery. At the time, this #postcovid #syndrome was...
3) was just starting to be discussed online. The the term #Longhauler was coined. Those in the #ME, #CFS, #Lyme #MCAS #community starting speaking out about the similarity of #symptoms with #LC. #Covidclinics started to sprout up, include one at the....
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#NeurologyMorningReport Case 8 #MedTwitter Updates & Answers posted later today. Asking your help #MedEd #neurology #neurologyresident Join me in educating. Share your questions and knowledge.
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69 yo woman admitted for work-up of worsening cognition and gait over past 8 months-
8 m ago: some mild forgetfulness 8 m ago
5 m ago: episode of confusion and hallucinations (+UTI and B12 300) improved but not completely
Started donepezil
1m ago confusion worsened, lang probs, gait unsteadiness, BUE tremor. Family noted she seemed to be acting out her dreams.

PMH: HTN, HL, h/o breast cancer, h/o lymphoma
FH: Brother had memory problems.

What would you be looking for on examination?

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