Original Publication Date: >1 May, 2015
Publication / Source: Future Neurology
Authors: Alison JE Green
Sporadic Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (sCJD) is the most common form of human prion disease and is associated with a progressive cognitive decline and death usually occurs within 6 months. Neuropathologically these diseases are characterized by the deposition of an abnormal form (PrPSc) of a normally expressed protein PrPC. At present there are no disease-specific diagnostic tests for prion diseases.