A CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE CASE PRESENTING WITH PSYCHIATRIC SYMPTOMS
Dirik, Ebru Bilge
Aslan, Asli Akin
Hizli Sayar, Gokben
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Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease is an incurable and invariably fatal degenerative brain disease. Sporadic and variant forms of the disease can be observed among patients. We report on a patient for calling attention to clinical features and laboratory findings of Creutzfeldt- Jakob Disease and the psychiatric prodromal symptoms. This case demonstrates that psychiatric symptoms may also be a presenting symptom of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and this diagnosis should be considered when rapid deterioration in cognition is observed with presence of psychiatric and neurological symptoms.