Corticobasal degeneration (CBD) is almost always sporadic, developing by chance rather than being inherited. Rare familial cases have been reported, leading to the possibility that there may be a genetic basis for at least a predisposition to CBD. Some research has found associations with CBD and a specific form (variant) of the tau gene. However, not all people with CBD have the tau gene variant, and not all people with the gene variant develop CBD.
Last updated: 3/13/2017
Is there anything that can be done to slow the progression of corticobasal degeneration?
Unfortunately, there is currently no treatment available to slow the course of corticobasal degeneration. Treatment of corticobasal degeneration is supportive.
Last updated: 5/14/2015
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