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Mad Cow Disease and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob (cont.)

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Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth

Editor: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD

Previous contributing author and editors:

Author: Thomas Wisniewski, MD, Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology, Pathology, and Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine.

Editors: Neil A Busis, MD, Chief, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Shadyside, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Carmel Armon, MD, MHS, MSc, Professor of Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Chief, Division of Neurology, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts.


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Last Editorial Review: 5/2/2012

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