Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease imitates posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome.

[Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease imitates posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome]. Nervenarzt. 2019 Mar 06;: Authors: Krüger S, Larsen J, Schaumberg J Abstract PMID: 30840102 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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