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Are peripheral nerve disorders hereditary?
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
In brief: Sometimes
While most cases of peripheral neuropathy are not inherited, there are some genetic neuropathies, both dominant and recessive.
The most common cause of inherited neuropathy is charcot-marie-tooth disease, of which there are multiple subtypes. Additionally, some people have genetic diseases (such as mitochondrial disease) that include a neuropathy among other symptoms.

In brief: Sometimes
While most cases of peripheral neuropathy are not inherited, there are some genetic neuropathies, both dominant and recessive.
The most common cause of inherited neuropathy is charcot-marie-tooth disease, of which there are multiple subtypes. Additionally, some people have genetic diseases (such as mitochondrial disease) that include a neuropathy among other symptoms.
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