Although rare, patients with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) in their differential diagnosis of progressive dementia and movement disorder could continue to present to hospitals for care. However, U.S.-based infection control guidelines do not fully address the possibility of vCJD. After near-misses involving increasing numbers of patients with clinical findings and epidemiologic risks compatible with vCJD, or exposures to chronic wasting disease, we sought to improve recognition and prevention of iatrogenic spread of these prion-related diseases.
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Pandey R, Rai D, Giles J, Laguio-Vila M, Lesho E. The Challenge of Preventing a Rare but Potentially Devastating Iatrogenic Exposure to Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: An Ambi-directional Observation with Policy Intervention. Advances in Clinical Medical Research and Healthcare Delivery. 2021; 1(3). doi: 10.53785/2769-2779.1032.