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The Heidenhain variant of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease and concomitant tau pathology: A case report

Edvard Ehler1, Michael Pipka1, Alena Meleková1, Petra Mandysová21, Silvie Johanidesová3, Radoslav Matěj45, Robert Rusina36
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2017.01.011
Neurol Neurochir Pol 2017;51(2):197-200.


•The Heidenhain form of CJD is a rare variant with predominantly visual symptoms.•Clinical findings correlate with involvement of posterior cortical regions.•MRI found typical cortical hyperintensities in the occipital regions.•Neuropathology revealed histopathological changes consistent with prion disease.•Hyperphosphorylated tau deposits were an additional and interesting finding in our case.

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