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    I am curious whether or not CJD is actually mercury poisoning of the brain from dental procedures. And it's simply being misdiagnosed. How possible is this? Do physicians test at all for mercury poisoning in the brain when CJD is suspected to rule it out...or is there even a test that would show a person is dying from mercury poisoning of the brain?

    How similar would each MRI be in each case. How similar would an MRI performed on a person dying of mercury poisoning be when compared to a person dying of CJD?
    Last edited by BrainTalkUser; 09-07-2013 at 02:26 PM. Reason: to add more detail to my question

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    I am curious whether or not CJD is actually mercury poisoning of the brain from dental procedures. And it's simply being misdiagnosed. How possible is this? Do physicians test at all for mercury poisoning in the brain when CJD is suspected to rule it out...or is there even a test that would show a person is dying from mercury poisoning of the brain?

    How similar would each MRI be in each case. How similar would an MRI performed on a person dying of mercury poisoning be when compared to a person dying of CJD?


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    A diagnosis of probable CJD requires an extensive exclusionary work up. The mnemonic device VITAMINS highlights other potential causes of rapidly progressive dementias:


    Vascular
    Infectious
    Toxic-metabolic
    Autoimmune
    Metastases/neoplasm
    Iatrogenic
    Neurodegenerative
    Systemic

    It is important to rule out these conditions before confirming prion disease.

    Vascular
    Brain angiogram, echocardiogram, carotid ultrasound
    Hypercoagulability testing, coagulation profile

    Infectious
    Viral encephalitis, including herpes simplex virus
    HIV dementia
    Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
    Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (young adults)
    Fungal infections (immunosuppression [e.g., central nervous system (CNS) aspergillosis])
    Syphilis
    Lyme disease (rarely encephalopathy)
    Balamuthia
    Whipple's disease

    Toxic-Metabolic
    Endocrine abnormalities (thyroid disturbances, parathyroid abnormalities, adrenal diseases)
    Electrolyte abnormalities (including Ca, Mg, P)
    Vitamin deficiency (B12[cyanocobalamin], B1 [thiamine], niacine, folate [dementia rare])
    Uremia
    Wilson's disease
    Hepatic encephalopathy
    Porphyria
    Bismuth toxicity
    Metal (lithium, bismuth, lead, mercury, arsenic) toxicity

    Autoimmune
    Hashimoto's encephalopathy (HE)
    Paraneoplastic (autoimmune) limbic encephalopathy (PLE)
    Nonparaneoplastic autoimmune (e.g., anti–voltage-gated potassium channel [VGKC] antibodies mediated)
    Lupus cerebritis
    Other CNS vasculitides
    Sarcoid

    Metastases/Neoplasm
    Non-autoimmune paraneoplastic conditions
    Metastases to CNS
    Primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL)
    Intravascular lymphoma
    Lymphomatoid granulomatosis
    Gliomatosis cerebri

    Iatrogenic
    Exposure history
    Medication use

    Neurodegenerative
    Prion disease
    Alzheimer’s disease (AD)
    Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)
    Frontotemporal dementia (FTD)
    Corticobasal degeneration (CBD)
    Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)

    Systemic
    Sarcoid
    Mitochondrial disease (e.g., MELAS)



    Rapidly Progressive Dementia Work Up



    CJD Diagnostic Criteria



    http://memory.ucsf.edu/cjd/medical/differential


    http://memory.ucsf.edu/sites/all/fil...RPD_Primer.pdf


    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2706263/



    kind regards,
    terry

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    my mom ( age 72 ) died 2 weeks ago WITHOUT a confirmed diagnoses. she saw at least 5-6 neurologists , alot of "mri's,, spinal tap and approx 5 emergency room visits. she lived in nj and was even discharged from morristown memorial hospital here in jersey and taken by ambulance all the way to " columbia" in new york as she thought the "high profile neurolgist there could diagnose/ help her". unfortunately, that neurologist was just as egotistical as the other 5 in jersey. he diagnosed her with " depression" ! my mom was very healthy, won ribbons at spin class at the gym she attended several times a week. within 2-3 months my mom became severely demented, had uncontrollable myiclonic jerks, seizures, nausea, vomiting, went blind , mute and was quadrapalegic. she also had terrifying hallucinations! all i can say is: if you and i have done enough research to recognize "other possibilities" of this severe rapid fatal illness, why on earth havent these big shot specialists done the same and tested for such ? after approx: 2 months about 3 of the specialists said it could be cjd however..NEVER CONFIRMED IT. in my opinion, all of this is seriously suspicious and totally unacceptable on their behalf. i believe that there could be a "cover up" about mercury poisoning considering silver nitrate drops used in newborn's eyes as soon as they are born not to mention amalgam fillings and let ys not forget mercury in seafood. god knows what else it is in. i also believe alot of this is caused by pollution of all kinds on this planet. prions have been around since the beginning of time here, i believe " first" the body becomes diseased then the prions perhaps move into one's body because the body is diseased inside. this planet is so polluted due to the very fact that the sacred universal law if nature has been destroyed.

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