Antiviral Drugs in Jakob‐Creutzfeldt Disease


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ABSTRACT: A 61‐year‐old patient had a rapidly progressive neurological syndrome consisting of aphasia, dysgraphia, dyslexia, right‐left disorientation, slight motor lateralizing signs, tremor and myoclonic jerks. The electroencephalogram showed the bursts of spikes and slow waves (1 per second) characteristic of Jakob‐Creutzfeldt disease (spastic pseudosclerosis). A Nevin‐Jones variant of the disease was diagnosed. Amantadine and idoxuridine were given without any positive effect. The patient died in a state of septicemia. A review of experience with antiviral drugs in slow virus neurological infections is presented. 1973 The American Geriatrics Society

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-231
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1973
Externally publishedYes

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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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