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Biomédica

versão impressa ISSN 0120-4157

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ESCANDON-VARGAS, Kevin; ZORRILLA-VACA, Andrés  e  CORRAL-PRADO, Raúl Helí. Positive 14-3-3 and tau proteins in a sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease case and a brief perspective of prion diseases in Colombia. Biomédica [online]. 2016, vol.36, suppl.1, pp.29-36. ISSN 0120-4157.  http://dx.doi.org/10.7705/biomedica.v36i3.2729.

Prion diseases are rare neurodegenerative disorders occurring worldwide and affecting both humans and animals. Herein, we present the case of a patient diagnosed with definite sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in Cali, Colombia. Besides neurological examination, 14-3-3 and tau proteins were valuable tools supporting the diagnosis. We also present a brief perspective of the prion diseases reported in Colombia to date. Although the incidence of prion diseases is unknown in Colombia, our literature review revealed that one case of scrapie in 1981 and 29 human sporadic cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease have been documented and published in our country.

Palavras-chave : Creutzfeldt-Jakob syndrome; prions; case reports.

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