Creutzfeld-Jakob disease and corneal grafts

Med J Aust. 1979 Mar 24;1(6):248. doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.1979.tb117822.x.


The possible danger of surgical transmission of Creutzfeld-Jakob disease from one human being to another has been reported in three instances. Although laboratory attempts at transmission of this disease by corneal grafting have so far failed in animals, it is emphasized that great care should be exercised in the selection of donor material for corneal grafts and renal transplants.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cornea / microbiology
  • Corneal Transplantation*
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome / transmission*
  • Haplorhini
  • Humans
  • Optic Nerve / microbiology
  • Tissue Donors
  • Transplantation, Homologous*