Journal of Epidemiology
Online ISSN : 1349-9092
Print ISSN : 0917-5040
ISSN-L : 0917-5040
A Case-control Study of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in Japan: Transplantation of Cadaveric Dura Mater was a Risk Factor
Yosikazu NakamuraIzumi OkiShinichi TaniharaToshiyuki OjimaHiroshi YanagawaTetsuyuki KitamotoTakeshi Sato
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2000 Volume 10 Issue 6 Pages 399-402

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A case-control study was conducted to reveal the relative risk of cadaveric dura mater graft transplantation for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Fifty-two cases with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease that were reported to the surveillance of the disease, and 102 age- and sex-matched hospital controls were selected. Information on family history, occupations, and medical history was collected. Eight cases and no control had a history of cadaveric dura mater graft transplantation. Surgical operations without the dura mater graft, blood transfusion, and acupuncture did not elevate the risk. J Epidemiol, 2000 ; 10 : 399-402

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