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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Date: July 2009


A definite diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease by a Consultant Neurologist. There must be permanent clinical loss of the ability to do all of the following:

  • remember;
  • reason; and
  • perceive, understand, express and give effect to ideas.

For the above definition, the following is not covered:

  • other types of dementia (these are covered under the dementia definition)

No change since April 2007


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