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Prevalence of disease related prion protein in anonymous tonsil specimens in Britain: cross sectional opportunistic survey

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Objective To establish with improved accuracy the prevalence of disease related prion protein (PrPCJD) in the population of Britain and thereby guide a proportionate public health response to limit the threat of healthcare associated transmission of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD).

Design Cross sectional opportunistic survey.

Study samples Anonymised tonsil pairs removed at elective tonsillectomy throughout England...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmj.b1442

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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
British Medical Journal Journal website
Volume:
338
Issue:
7706
Article number:
b1442
Place of publication:
England
Publication date:
2009-05-21
Acceptance date:
2008-12-15
DOI:
EISSN:
0959-8138
ISSN:
1759-2151
Pmid:
19460798
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
681617
Local pid:
pubs:681617
Deposit date:
2022-07-03

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