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Investigation of the new variant CJD

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EEG changes which are typical in classical CJD are absent in the new variant.

The role of analysis of cerebrospinal fluid for 14-3-3 protein is yet to be examined in the new variant.

Brain biopsy or post mortem examination of suspected CJD cases will confirm the diagnosis. Note that instruments used insuch cases should be destroyed and not re-used.

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