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How can the doctor diagnose charcot-marie-tooth disease?

NCS or Biopsy. The hallmark of CMT is a very even loss of myelin, the insulation surrounding nerves, as opposed to the patchy loss seen in some autoimmune neuropathies. Electrodiagnostic testing can identify this functionally, by noting a uniform slowing of nerve conduction velocity, while nerve biopsy can confirm it anatomically. Additionally, genetic tests can definitively confirm a majority of cases. Read more...
4 Test available. Nerve conduction studies. These tests measure the strength and speed of electrical signals transmitted through your nerves. Electromyography (emg). A thin needle electrode is inserted through your skin into the muscle to be tested. Nerve biopsy. A small piece of peripheral nerve is taken from the calf of your leg through an incision in your skin. Genetic testing by blood sample. Read more...

I have charcot marie tooth disease and have had breathing problems and sweat a lot. Is this normal with cmt?

Maybe. Cmt is a spectrum of disorders that generally manifest as peripheral motor & sensory nerve problems. While some types can affect breathing, they usually manifest at a young age. In adults CMT usually affects leg & arm nerves/muscles more & is unlikely to cause sweating. Sweating may be a side effect of a medication. I would get your breathing checked out to make sure it's not something else. Read more...
Yes. For more information: www.ninds.nsh.gov 1800 352 9424 muscular dysetrophy assoc. www.mda.org www.Cmtana.Org. Read more...
Yes. Cmt affects both the sensory & motor nerves. Often patients experience difficulty walking, breathing, talking, & often have difficulty with regulation of skin temperature. Read more...

Can charcot marie tooth disease be diagnosed by having all criteria but normal nerve conduction studies?  

Need further w/u. If all the diagnostic work-up in inconclusive or genetic testing comes back negative, a neurologist may perform a nerve biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. This is a very good overview. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/charcot_marie_tooth/detail_charcot_marie_tooth.htm#173513092. Read more...
Not sure what you. Mean by all criteria, but electromyelogram and nerve biopsy can also help with diagnosis. Read more...
Unusual. It would be very unusual for charcot marie tooth to look completely normal on nerve conduction studies. I would want some objective confirmatory evidence (e.g. Nerve biopsy, genetic testing) before being comfortable saying that CMT is responsible and abandoning the search for other possible causes. Read more...
Subtypes. There are many subtypes of charcot-marie tooth disease, which appear differently on emg/nerve conduction studies. It would be unlikely to have CMT with completely normal studies. Genetic testing for CMT would give you a definative diagnosis and identify the subtype. A nerve biopsy is an alternate method of diagnosis, but has potential risk. Read more...

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...