Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease case is linked to surgical implant

12/8/2011 | Yonhap News Agency (South Korea)

A South Korean man has been diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the country's second case ever, and likely contracted the disease from surgical tissue graft material that contained defective prions. The country's only other case of CJD involved a patient who had also received a tissue graft years before being diagnosed with the terminal disease.

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