Palinopsia as a presenting manifestation of creutzfeldt-jakob disease

Valerie Purvin, Jose Bonnin, Julius Goodman

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A 70-year-old man developed a syndrome of progressive nondominant parietal and occipital dysfunction including palinopsia and a visual field defect. Despite the marked focality of his clinical findings, radiologic studies were normal. Myoclonus and ataxia began 6 weeks after onset of his illness at which time brain biopsy confirmed Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). This is the first reported case of palinopsia due to CJD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-246
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1989


  • Creutzfeldt-jakob disease (CJD)
  • Dementia
  • Palinopsia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology

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