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Can I get creutzfeldt-jakob disease from medical procedures?

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In brief: Probably not

4 cases linked to neurosurgical equipment and 2 from eeg depth electrodes.
No equipment related cases since 1976 when specialized sterilization techniques were introduced. Other sources of transmission (244 cases) have included human growth hormone, and corneal & dura mater grafts. http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/cjd/qa_cjd_infection_control.htm.

In brief: Probably not

4 cases linked to neurosurgical equipment and 2 from eeg depth electrodes.
No equipment related cases since 1976 when specialized sterilization techniques were introduced. Other sources of transmission (244 cases) have included human growth hormone, and corneal & dura mater grafts. http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/cjd/qa_cjd_infection_control.htm.
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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