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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 383--384

Carcinomatous meningitis mimicking Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

CJ Vas1, MV Mallya2, M Desai2, A Mahadevan3, NS Nadkarni2, SK Shankar3 
1 Department of Neurology,Goa Medical College, Bombolim, Goa, India
2 Department of Pathology,Goa Medical College, Bombolim, Goa, India
3 Department of Neuropathology, National Institute of Mental health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
S K Shankar
CJD Registry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore - 560 029
India

We report a case of carcinomatous meningitis diagnosed at autopsy that was clinically diagnosed as a case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) because of rapidly evolving dementia. Pathological study revealed diffusely spreading carcinomatous meningitis, infiltrating into cortex along Virchow Robin space. Immunostaining for Prion protein was negative. Despite advances in clinical diagnosis, tissue diagnosis remains a pre-requisite for confirmation of CJD.


How to cite this article:
Vas C J, Mallya M V, Desai M, Mahadevan A, Nadkarni N S, Shankar S K. Carcinomatous meningitis mimicking Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.Neurol India 2004;52:383-384


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Vas C J, Mallya M V, Desai M, Mahadevan A, Nadkarni N S, Shankar S K. Carcinomatous meningitis mimicking Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Neurol India [serial online] 2004 [cited 2019 Dec 14 ];52:383-384
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