Thank you for posting your query.
First of all, I would like to reassure you that your symptoms do not suggest a diagnosis of Creutzfeldt XXXXXXX disease (CJD). All the 20 cases of CJD that I have seen have been older people, mostly above 60. Rapidly progressive dementia
is the hallmark of CJD, and most patients have severe dementia within 3-6 months of onset.
In your case, metabolic encephalopathy
is a possibility, especially related to thyroid disease
). It can be detected by a blood test- thyroid antibodies. If positive, it responds well to steroid therapy.
Regarding meningitis, it is unlikely. However, the same can be ruled out with a lumbar puncture
EEG would be useful in excluding epilepsy.
Please also check serum vitamin B12, as its deficiency can lead to cognitive decline.
I hope it helps. Please get back if you have any more queries.
Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad