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Which parent is charcot marie tooth disease inherited from? Is it possible to tell?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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In brief: Depends

1 of the 5 primary types (5 of the 34 subtypes) are x-linked dominant meaning it comes from the x-chromosome (mom) but the vast majority are autosomal recessive or dominant meaning from either parent or both parents (if recessive although this is much rarer than dominant).
You could tell by doing a genetic test on both the parents and/or evaluating the pedigree (family history) of both parents.

In brief: Depends

1 of the 5 primary types (5 of the 34 subtypes) are x-linked dominant meaning it comes from the x-chromosome (mom) but the vast majority are autosomal recessive or dominant meaning from either parent or both parents (if recessive although this is much rarer than dominant).
You could tell by doing a genetic test on both the parents and/or evaluating the pedigree (family history) of both parents.
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