Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization of Prion-Contaminated Medical Instruments
- Written by SHEA
- Monday, 01 February 2010
Creutzfeldt‐Jakob disease (CJD) is a degenerative neurologic disorder of humans. CJD is caused by a proteinaceous infectious agent. Prion diseases elicit no immune response, result in a noninflammatory pathologic process confined to the central nervous system, have an incubation period of years, and usually are fatal within 1 year after diagnosis.