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Corticobasal Degeneration


Synonyms of Corticobasal Degeneration
  • CBGD
  • Cortical-Basal Ganglionic Degeneration
  • Cortico-Basal Ganglionic Degeneration (CBGD)

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Corticobasal degeneration is a rare progressive neurological disorder characterized by cell loss and shrinkage (atrophy) in certain areas of the brain (cerebral cortex and substantia nigra). Affected individuals may have sufficient muscle power for manual tasks but often have difficulty directing their movements appropriately. Initial symptoms typically appear in people during the sixth decade, and may include poor coordination, difficulty accomplishing goal-directed tasks (e.g., buttoning a shirt), and/or difficulty pantomiming actions. Symptoms usually begin on one side of the body (unilateral), but both sides may be affected as the disease progresses. Cognitive impairment (e.g., memory loss) and/or visual-spatial impairments may also occur. The exact cause of corticobasal degeneration is unknown.
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    Organizations related to Corticobasal Degeneration
    • Association for Frontotemporal Dementias (AFTD)
      1616 Walnut Street, Suite 1100
      Philadelphia PA 19103
      Phone #: 267-514-7221
      800 #: 866-507-7222
      e-mail: info@ftd-picks.org
      Home page: http://www.ftd-picks.org
    • CurePSP: Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
      Executive Plaza III Suite 906
      Hunt Valley MD 21031
      Phone #: 410-785-7004
      800 #: 800-457-4777
      e-mail: spsp@psp.org
      Home page: http://www.psp.org
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
      31 Center Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-2540
      Phone #: 301-496-5751
      800 #: 800-352-9424
      e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
    • UCSF Memory and Aging Center
      350 Parnassus Avenue
      San Francisco CA 94117
      Phone #: 415-476-6800
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://memory.ucsf.edu
    • WE MOVE (Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders)
      204 West 84th Street
      New York NY 10024
      Phone #: 212-875-8312
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: wemove@wemove.org
      Home page: http://www.wemove.org



    For a Complete Report

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