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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57-59

Corticobasal degeneration presented as rapidly progressive dementia


Department of Geriatric Mental Health, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Sunil Suthar
Department of Geriatric Mental Health, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2348-9995.161387

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Corticobasal degeneration (CBD) rarely presents with rapidly progressive dementia (RPD). Its description primarily exists as case reports and case series only. This case report describes and discusses RPD as an initial manifestation of CBD for the benefit of clinician. A 75-year-old male who presented initially with complaints of difficulty in money handling, repetitive activities, irritability, and naming difficulty for 8 months. Later, he developed complaints of forgetfulness, navigational difficulty, dystonia, and rigidity in the right hand. This case demonstrates that patients who are presenting with RPD in geriatric mental health, motor symptoms must be evaluated to rule out corticobasal degeneration.


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