Survival to akinetic mutism state in Japanese cases of MM1-type sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is similar to Caucasians.
It is not known whether the clinical course of Japanese sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) cases differs from that of Caucasian sCJD cases.
PATIENTS AND METHODS
To investigate the clinical course of Japanese sCJD, clinical findings from 29 patients with Japanese MM1-type sCJD were retrospectively evaluated and compared to Caucasian sCJD findings.
Survival of Japanese MM1-type sCJD up to the time of akinetic mutism state is similar to that of Caucasian subjects. However, the total disease duration of Japanese patients was approximately three times longer.
The present observations indicate that Japanese sCJD cases generally show a longer disease duration because of the longer survival period after reaching the akinetic mutism state.
Department of Neurology, Oyamada Memorial Spa Hospital, Yokkaichi, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
SourceEuropean journal of neurology : the official journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies 18:7 2011 Jul pg 999-1002
MeSHAge of Onset
Aged, 80 and over
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
European Continental Ancestry Group
Pub Type(s)Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't