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A Case of Creutzfeldt‐Jakob Disease Associated With a Dura Mater Graft in the United States

David B. Blossom , MD, MS, Ryan A. Maddox , MPH, Suzanne F. Beavers , MD, Kelly A. Church , MD, Doug A. Thoroughman , PhD, Lawrence B. Schonberger , MD, MPH and Ermias D. Belay , MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 28, No. 12 (December 2007), pp. 1396-1397
DOI: 10.1086/523862
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/523862
Page Count: 2
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Abstract

We describe a case of Creutzfeldt‐Jakob disease associated with a dura mater graft (Lyodura brand) in a 26‐year‐old man who underwent several neurosurgical procedures as a child. Clinicians and infection control personnel should be aware that recipients of Lyodura brand dura mater grafts processed before May 1987 may remain at increased risk for Creutzfeldt‐Jakob disease throughout their lives.

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