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How do I know if I am at risk for prion disease? Pet scan?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Why r u concerned?

No one eats human brains anymore, so human "prion disease" = cjd.
There are 3 types: sporadic, familial & variant. Sporadic is impossible to predict. Familial runs in families; it's genetic and can be tested for but genotype does not predict phenotype. Variant is contracted by eating contaminated beef. Check out www.Cjdsurveillance.Com. My advice: find something else to worry about.

In brief: Why r u concerned?

No one eats human brains anymore, so human "prion disease" = cjd.
There are 3 types: sporadic, familial & variant. Sporadic is impossible to predict. Familial runs in families; it's genetic and can be tested for but genotype does not predict phenotype. Variant is contracted by eating contaminated beef. Check out www.Cjdsurveillance.Com. My advice: find something else to worry about.
Dr. Mark Fisher
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Dr. Guido Davidzon
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not clinically use

I don't know of randomized trials demonstrating the usefulness of fdg-pet scans in prion disease.
However, there are a few case reports showing hypo-metabolism in the affected regions of the brain.

In brief: Not clinically use

I don't know of randomized trials demonstrating the usefulness of fdg-pet scans in prion disease.
However, there are a few case reports showing hypo-metabolism in the affected regions of the brain.
Dr. Guido Davidzon
Dr. Guido Davidzon
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