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Diagnosed with Cordial Basal degeneration, having pneumonia also. Suggestions?

My friend has Cordial Basal Degeneration. I understand there is no way to diagnose accurately this disease until a brain biopsy is done post mortem. I don t know how long she has had CBD, but now she has Pneumonia and I know complications from this can cause death. I need more information, in general. Anything you can offer will be greatly appreciated. Donna
Asked On : Sun, 11 Nov 2012
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This is a neurodegenerative disease, and as you know that there is no established treatment for this condition however Pneumonia can be treated by antibiotics and ventilator support but this recurs since brain disease is progressive.
Stem cell therapy has shown encouraging results in many neuro degenerative conditions but results are not proven. In this particular condition i have not seen any published report of use of stem cell therapy however i feel that once lung infection is under control you may try and see if stem cell therapy works for your friend if you feel like(but this is purly experimental). You should not keep high hopes in this condition.
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