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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for corticobasal degeneration

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

(Sinemet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
66

Data from patients with corticobasal degeneration, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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 (3 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches
Total evaluations
3
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with corticobasal degeneration, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has corticobasal degeneration on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 139 say corticobasal degeneration is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 3
40s 8
50s 17
60s 42
70+ 77
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 4
50-59 years 10
60-69 years 13
70+ years 6

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 66
Female 84

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 41
Not Diagnosed 1

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