Corticobasal degeneration

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What is corticobasal degeneration?

Corticobasal degeneration is a slow nerve cell loss combined with wasting away of multiple areas of the brain including the cerebral cortex and the basal ganglia. Symptoms are similar to Parkinson's disease, such as poor coordination, slow rigid movements, muscular jerks, and difficulty swallowing.

Common symptoms reported by people with corticobasal degeneration

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with corticobasal degeneration

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Sinemet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Razadyne ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Namenda)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with corticobasal degeneration, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with corticobasal degeneration

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Sinemet)
Perceived effectiveness
for corticobasal degeneration (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Hives (urticaria)
Total evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for corticobasal degeneration (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Razadyne ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for corticobasal degeneration (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Nausea
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Namenda)
Perceived effectiveness
for corticobasal degeneration (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Nausea
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with corticobasal degeneration, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has corticobasal degeneration on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 3
40s 4
50s 18
60s 23
70+ 30
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 12
70+ years 5

Sex

Distribution of sex

58% Female
42% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 36
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from corticobasal degeneration patients who have completed their condition history
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