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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease F005
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Current RMA Instruments:
|Reasonable Hypothesis SOP||76 of 2014|
|Balance of Probabilities SOP||77 of 2014|
Changes from Previous Instruments:
- ICD-9-CM Codes: 046.1
- ICD-10-AM Codes: A81.0
This SOP covers both Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), a rapidly progressive degenerative brain disorder, and variant CJD associated with mad cow disease. CJD is a very rare disease. No case of variant CJD has ever been reported in Australia (at Sep ‘14).
Is specific diagnostic evidence required to apply the SOP? – Yes.
This diagnosis is complex and requires diagnosis by a specialist neurologist or infectious disease physician, or confirmation by autopsy.
Are there sub-factors that require specific information? – Yes.
There are factors covering variant CJD only.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
- Classical Creutzfeldt Jakob disease
- Variant Creutzfeldt Jakob disease
Conditions excluded from SOP
- Kuru, ICD code 046.0
If, after applying the above information, you are unable to confirm the diagnosis, you should then seek medical officer advice about further investigation.