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My sister was diagnosed with charcot-marie-tooth. what do i need to know?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Get genetic test.: 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.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
It is neuropathy: This disorder is congenital affecting the nerves , sensory, muscles causing weakness and deformities in the lower extremities. Mental is normal except the physical disabilities.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How do you get diagnosed with charcot-marie-tooth syndrome?

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Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Genetic test : This syndrome is a herdaitory disease that affect the nervers and muscles of arms and legs in the early childhood or adult life and sometimes midlife . It could be diagnosed via physical examination , usually the legs muscule look like upside down champagne bottle , nerve conduction and reflexes 'emg , blood sample for genetic test

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