Six vCJD "probables" in UK update:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Six living UK patients are classified as "probable vCJD cases", according to a Department of Health update, published today. The number highlights the ongoing difficulty in making a neuropathological diagnosis in living patients. At November 3, the total number of "definite or probable vCJD" cases (dead and alive) stood at 164; of these, 46 are classified as probable, after failing to undergo neuropathological confirmation.