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What's charcot marie tooth disease?

What's charcot marie tooth disease?

Genetic Disorder: Charcot-marie-tooth (cmt) disease is an inherited disorder of the peripheral nerves. Cmt and other inherited disorders are due to defects of genes for various proteins in the nerve fibers. Usually the first signs of CMT are that the child or teenager has problems with his feet. He may have ankle sprains, tripping, or appear clumsy. Special genetic tests are available to identify some types o cmt. ...Read more

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Charcot Marie Tooth (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What is charcot marie tooth disease?

What is charcot marie tooth disease?

Hereditaryneuropathy: The foot of a person with charcot–marie–tooth disease. The lack of muscle, a high arch, and claw toes are signs of this genetic disease. ...Read more

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What is charcot marie tooth disease?

What is  charcot marie tooth disease?

Genetic Disorder: Charcot-marie-tooth (cmt) disease is an inherited disorder of the peripheral nerves. Cmt and other inherited disorders are due to defects of genes for various proteins in the nerve fibers. Usually the first signs of CMT are that the child or teenager has problems with his feet. He may have ankle sprains, tripping, or appear clumsy. Special genetic tests are available to identify some types o cmt. ...Read more

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What is sharcot marie tooth disease.?

What is sharcot marie tooth disease.?

Neurologicaldisorder: Charcot marie tooth disease is a congenital neurological disorder. It affects 1 in 2500 people. The disease affects motor and sensory nerves. Often symptoms occur in adolescence or early adulthood. Progression is usually gradual. Pain ranges from mild to severe. ...Read more

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Is arthritis related to charcot marie tooth?

Is arthritis related to charcot marie tooth?

French neurologist: Jean-martin charcot was a french neurologist. He described ten different conditions ranging from nerve diseases to gallbladder infection. The best known are charcot-marie-tooth, muscle wasting in the leg due to nerve disease, and charcot's arthropathy, arthritis with bone destruction due to nerve disease. ...Read more

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What is Charcot Marie tooth disease ?

Here is a link: with all the info: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/charcot_marie_tooth/detail_charcot_marie_tooth.htm

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What exactly is charcot marie tooth disease?

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What exactly is charcot marie tooth disease?

See a neurologist: Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease are muscle weakness and decreased muscle size, considered a hereditary, neurological disorder. See a neurologist for management. ...Read more

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What parent is charcot marie tooth disease inheritable from?

Either Parent!: Cmt is caused by defects in the genes for proteins that affect axons. Cmt can be inherited in several ways:autosomal dominant (faulty gene contributed by either parent);autosomal recessive (faulty gene contributed by each parent);or x-linked (gene on the x chromosome contributed by either parent.) in other words, unlike color-blindness, which is a sex-linked trait, CMT seems to come from either. ...Read more

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Is charcot marie tooth disease associated with diabetes?

Is charcot marie tooth disease associated with diabetes?

NO NOT DIRECTLY: Charcot marie tooth disease basically can be inherited neurological disease. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder. ...Read more

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Can arthritis be related to charcot marie tooth disease?

Can  arthritis be related to charcot marie tooth disease?

Yes: Loss of touch sensation in the feet, ankles and legs, as well as in the hands, wrists and arms is characteristic in various types of the disease. So the joint will not feel the injury and get damage, leading to early arthritis. ...Read more

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From which parent is charcot marie tooth disease inherited from?

From which parent is charcot marie tooth disease inherited from?

Either: There are many forms of CMT disease, including cmt1, cmt2, cmt3, cmt4, and cmtx. Some are autosomal dominant (1 copy of the gene necessary to manifest), some recessive (2 copies necesary), and one x-linked (only on x chrmosome). Consider this link: http://www.Medicinenet.Com/charcot-marie-tooth-disease/article.Htm. ...Read more

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Help please! is charcot marie tooth disease associated with diabetes mellitus?

Help please! is charcot marie tooth disease associated with diabetes mellitus?

Probably not: Charcot marie tooth disease is a genetic disease involving the nervous system. It usually begins in the arms and legs and can cause muscle weakness. It can also cause a tingling sensation in affected areas. It is sometimes classified as a type of muscular dystrophy. I could find no association with diabetes. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is charcot marie tooth disease?

Could you explain what is charcot marie tooth disease?

Hereditary condition: Charcot marie tooth disease is a hereditary condition that effect the nerves going to the feet, ankles, and legs. The muscles may be effected. One with this disease may have difficulty walking, may trip more.And have an unsteady gait. ...Read more

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Is arthritis related to charcot marie tooth disease in any way?

Is arthritis related to charcot marie tooth disease in any way?

Maybe: Cmt does not directly cause joint swelling or inflammation. It can lead to early osteoarthritis due to nerve damage and/or change in the arch of the foot. It can also lead to a charcot joint due to the loss of sensation in foot or hand. ...Read more

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Are there any cures for charcot marie tooth disease?

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Unfortunately, no: It is inherited and can only be managed after it's onset. If you are worried about it, there is some genetic testing that can tell you if you have one or more of the 40 different genes that cause it. ...Read more

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Osteochondritis dissecans and charcot marie tooth syndrome, what to do?

Osteochondritis dissecans and charcot marie tooth syndrome, what to do?

Charcot marie: Charcot marie syndrome is a genetic disease that affects nerves and is passed down through families. It has many factors and presents many defects to numerous to list here. There is no cure but symptoms can be managed. See your MD to start. ...Read more

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Is charcot marie tooth disease related to diabetes mellitus in any way?

Is charcot marie tooth disease related to diabetes mellitus in any way?

Diabetes: Are you thinking of Charcot joint? This is a destructive joint process, usually the foot, due to diabetic neuropathy or other neuropathies. ...Read more

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Are hand tremors common with charcot marie tooth?

Yes: Sensory and proprioceptive nerves in the hands and feet are often damaged, while pain nerves are left intact. Overuse of an affected hand or limb can activate symptoms including numbness, spasm, and painful cramping. ...Read more

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Is it possible for stem cells cure charcot marie tooth disease?

Is it possible for stem cells cure charcot marie tooth disease?

Charcot Marie Diseas: No cure yet. You might check to see who is working on this disease and what treatments they are considering. Given the genetic nature of this disease not sure stem cells would help. ...Read more