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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 113

Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD) : report of 10 cases from North India.






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Singhal B S. Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD) : report of 10 cases from North India. Neurol India 2002;50:113


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Singhal B S. Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD) : report of 10 cases from North India. Neurol India [serial online] 2002 [cited 2020 Jan 21];50:113. Available from: http://www.neurologyindia.com/text.asp?2002/50/1/113/1342



I read with interest the article on 'Creutz-Jacob Disease (CJD) : Report of 10 cases from North India'.[1] As the authors have remarked, CJD is being increasingly reported from various regions in India. CJD Registry at NIMHANS initiated by Shankar and Satish Chandra[2] is a step in the right direction to know about the prevalence of CJD in India.
Singhal and Dastur,[3] described 7 patients from Western India way back in 1983. There was autopsy confirmation in 4 patients and attention was drawn to the fact that 2 of the 7 patients were vegetarian. They also documented the earlier reports of CJD from India in their article for historical purposes.
 

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1.Mehndiratta MM, Bajaj BK, Gupta M et al : Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease : Report of 10 cases from North India. Neurol India 2001; 49 : 338-341.   Back to cited text no. 1    
2.Shankar SK, Satish Chandra P : Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease - Cases in India in 30 years (1968-1997). CJD RegistryNIMHANS, Bangalore, India.   Back to cited text no. 2    
3.Singhal BS, Dastur DK : Creutzfeldt - Jacob Disease in Western India. Observation in 7 patients. Neuroepidemiology 1983; 2 : 92-100.   Back to cited text no. 3    
5.B.S. Singhal   Back to cited text no. 5    
6.Department of Neurology, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, 12, Marine Lines, Mumbai - 400 020, India.   Back to cited text no. 6    
7.   Back to cited text no. 7    
9.Authors Reply   Back to cited text no. 9    
10.I thank Dr. Singhal for showing interest in our article. I am aware of the study reported by Singhal et al in 1983. I think incidence of CJD may be much more than being reported. Many of the cases of CJD are probably being underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Many of the patients may not report to the hospital because of rapidly progressive course and death occuring within few weeks to months and cause of death may get a dfferent label.   Back to cited text no. 10    
11.M.M. Mehndiratta   Back to cited text no. 11    

 

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