- What is Charcot-Marie-Tooth-disease?
- What are the symptoms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth-disease?
- What are the types of Charcot-Marie-Tooth-disease?
- What causes Charcot-Marie-Tooth-disease?
- How is Charcot-Marie-Tooth-disease diagnosed?
- How is Charcot-Marie-Tooth-disease treated?
- What research is being done on Charcot-Marie-Tooth-disease?
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What is Charcot-Marie-Tooth-disease?
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is one of the most common inherited neurological disorders, affecting approximately 1 in 2,500 people in the United States. The disease is named for the three physicians who first identified it in 1886 - Jean-Martin Charcot and Pierre Marie in Paris, France, and Howard Henry Tooth in Cambridge, England. CMT, also known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN) or peroneal muscular atrophy, comprises a group of disorders that affect peripheral nerves. The peripheral nerves lie outside the brain and spinal cord and supply the muscles and sensory organs in the limbs. Disorders that affect the peripheral nerves are called peripheral neuropathies.
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