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Science Saturday: Researchers find other diseases may mimic rare brain disorder linked to dementia
December 1, 2022
Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have identified key clinical findings that can help clinicians recognize patients with potentially treatable causes of rapidly progressive dementia, who would otherwise be misdiagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (also known as CJD). Their study was published online in Neurology Clinical Practice, an official journal of the American Academy of Neurology. According to Mayo Clinic researchers, several conditions can mimic CJD, with symptoms that include personality changes, memory loss, seizures, difficulty speaking or swallowing, and sudden, jerky…
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