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November 1973

The Ataxic Form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Author Affiliations

Bronx, NY; Manitoba, Canada; Bronx
From the departments of neurology (Drs. Gomori and Partnow) and Division of Neuropathology, Department of Pathology (Dr. Hirano), Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, and the Department of Pathology (Neuropathology) (Dr. Horoupian), Health Sciences Centre and University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

Arch Neurol. 1973;29(5):318-323. doi:10.1001/archneur.1973.00490290058006

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) may present itself with cerebellar symptoms initially. Three cases of our own are presented and the literature has been reviewed. Recognition of CJD presenting with ataxic symptoms is stressed, since such a subform constitutes 10% of all cases of CJD reported to date.

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