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What is the definition or description of: charcot marie tooth?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Charcot Marie Tooth: Charcot Marie Tooth or CMT is a group of inherited disorders that affect peripheral nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nerves are damaged also known as neuropathy. More about Charcot Marie Tooth: https://www.cmtausa.org/understanding-cmt/what-is-cmt/ https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Charcot-Marie-Tooth-Disease-Fact-Sheet

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Help me out here: what is charcot-marie-tooth?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Genetic disorder: Charcot-marie-tooth disease is actually a group of genetically distinct disorders that have similar symptoms;it's the most common inherited neurologic disorder. Its symptoms start before 20 yrs old and include slowly progressing weakness starting in the muscles of the ends of the limbs (usually legs first).This leads to poor finger control, difficulty walking & frequent tripping.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of charcot-marie-tooth?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
CHARCOT MARIE TOOTH : Hereditary neuropathies type 1and 2 are the most common.Sx are weakness and atrophy of distal leg muscles, slowly progressive to adulthood.They usually wear leg braces.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Does anyone out there have charcot marie tooth?

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Dr. Richard Charmoy
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes: Tthere are document cases in literature.
A 45-year-old member asked:

If you have charcot marie tooth can you feel it?

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Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Yes: This inherited disease has many observable symptoms. It is well reviewed at: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001741/ i recommend if you think you may have this disease to contact your md for a proper evaluation and diagnosis.

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