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Help me out here: what is charcot-marie-tooth?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Genetic disorder

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.

In brief: Genetic disorder

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. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Neuromuscular disord

CMT is a neuromuscular disorder. Information can be obtained from the Muscular Dystrophy Association, CMT national organization, and web sites.

In brief: Neuromuscular disord

CMT is a neuromuscular disorder. Information can be obtained from the Muscular Dystrophy Association, CMT national organization, and web sites.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics

In brief: Congenital neuropath

Begins in childhood as deformities of the feet with weakness and atrophy of leg muscles.
The are hereditary, walks with leg braces or other support.

In brief: Congenital neuropath

Begins in childhood as deformities of the feet with weakness and atrophy of leg muscles.
The are hereditary, walks with leg braces or other support.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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