Pruritus in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

H. Shabtai, P. Nisipeanu, J. Chapman, A. D. Korczyn*

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Abstract

We report three patients with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, whose first symptom was severe pruritus, similar to that observed in scrapie. The pruritus was resistant to therapy. The underlying mechanisms are unclear, but we speculate that the pruritus may result from brainstem involvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)940-941
Number of pages2
JournalNeurology
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1996

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