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Diagnosis Neurology & Neurosurgery

Corticobasal Degeneration

Early in the course of the disease, it may be difficult to distinguish corticobasal degeneration (CBD) from other neuro-degenerative diseases or forms of dementia. Diagnosis involves a comprehensive neurological exam, combined with one or more types of laboratory evaluations:

These scan provide images of the brain in the areas most frequently involved in the disease — the upper and front sections of the cortex or outer layer of the brain, and the basal ganglia at the base of the forebrain, which is associated with functions such as motor skills and learning.

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