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  • Surveillance for variant CJD: should more children with neurodegenerative diseases have autopsies?

    https://adc.bmj.com/content/104/4/360.full;
    Verity C, Winstone AM, Will R, et al
    Surveillance for variant CJD: should more children with neurodegenerative diseases have autopsies? Archives of Disease in Childhood 2019;104:360-365.

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    • Since 1997, the PIND Study has identified six UK children with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD).
    • In 2017, vCJD was reported in a man who was methionine/valine (MV) heterozygous at PRNP codon 129.
    • This novel finding raises the possibility of a second wave of vCJD cases in UK individuals with the MV genotype....

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