Corticobasal Degeneration

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Corticobasal Degeneration

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Cortical-Basal Ganglionic Degeneration
  • Cortico-Basal Ganglionic Degeneration (CBGD)
  • CBGD

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

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.

Resources

WE MOVE (Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders)
5731 Mosholu Avenue
Bronx, NY 10471
USA
Tel: (347)843-6132
Fax: (718)601-5112
Email: wemove@wemove.org
Internet: http://www.wemove.org

CurePSP: Foundation for PSP l CBD & Related Brain Diseases
30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201
Timonium, MD 21093
Tel: (410)785-7004
Fax: (410)785-7009
Tel: (800)457-4777
Email: info@curepsp.org
Internet: http://www.curepsp.org

NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Tel: (301)496-5751
Fax: (301)402-2186
Tel: (800)352-9424
TDD: (301)468-5981
Email: me20t@nih.gov
Internet: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/EmailForm.aspx
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD

UCSF Memory and Aging Center
350 Parnassus Avenue
Suite 905
San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415)476-6880
Fax: (415)476-4800
Email: mgeschwind@memory.ucsf.edu
Internet: http://www.memory.ucsf.edu

Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
Radnor Station Building #2, Suite 320
290 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087
Tel: (267)514-7221
Tel: (866)507-7222
Email: info@theaftd.org
Internet: http://www.theaftd.org

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Last Updated:  5/18/2008
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