Misdiagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease


About misdiagnosis: When checking for a misdiagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease or confirming a diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.

Alternative diagnoses list for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: For a diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, the following list of conditions have been mentioned in sources as possible alternative diagnoses to consider during the diagnostic process for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease:

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease as an alternative diagnosis: The other diseases for which Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Discussion of diagnosis/misdiagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Some symptoms of CJD can be similar to symptoms of other progressive neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's or Huntington's disease. However, CJD causes unique changes in brain tissue which can be seen at autopsy. It also tends to cause more rapid deterioration of a person's abilities than Alzheimer's disease or most other types of dementia. 1

Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease:

Misdiagnosis cases for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: No cases available yet.

1. excerpt from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Fact Sheet: NINDS

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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