Corticobasal degeneration

About Corticobasal degeneration

Corticobasal degeneration (CBD) is an incurable neurological disorder that manifests itself through muscle rigidity and speech problems. Symptoms usually begin surfacing when patients reach 60 years old, affecting one side of the body and eventually progressing to both sides in 6 to 8 years. It may affect speech first before interfering with muscle movement.


There are three key symptoms observed among CBD patients, namely, alien hand syndrome (the inability to recognize one's hand as part of his body and lack of hand movement control), apaxia (inability to move body purposely) and trouble with spatial or...Read More


There is no cure and no treatment to slow down the progression of this condition. Symptoms do not respond to therapy, while medication treating the Parkinson's disease-like symptoms are observed to have no significant and long-term effect.

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