Alzheimer’s Disease Contractable Via Brain Surgery? (NHS Choices / Swiss Medical Weekly)

Summary

Further evidence points to a theoretical risk of Alzheimer’s Disease being potentially transmissible during surgical procedures, in the manner of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).

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Reference

New clues that Alzheimer’s may have been spread during surgery. London: NHS Choices Behind the Headlines, January 27th 2016.

This relates to:

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Frontzek, K. Lutz, MI. [and] Aguzzi, A. [et al] (2016). Amyloid-β pathology and cerebral amyloid angiopathy are frequent in iatrogenic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease after dural grafting. Swiss Medical Weekly, January 26th 2016, Vol.146, w14287. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

An older, related, appraisal of similar news:

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Alzheimer’s ‘seeds’ found in seven CJD victims’ brains. London: NHS Choices Behind the Headlines, September 10th 2015.

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