Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
*Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) facts
*Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) facts medically edited on June 22, 2015 by: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
What is Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease?
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is one of the most common inherited neurological disorders, affecting approximately 1 in 2,500 people in the United States. The disease is named for the three physicians who first identified it in 1886 - Jean-Martin Charcot and Pierre Marie in Paris, France, and Howard Henry Tooth in Cambridge, England. Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, also known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN) or peroneal muscular atrophy, comprises a group of disorders that affect peripheral nerves. The peripheral nerves lie outside the brain and spinal cord and supply the muscles and sensory organs in the limbs. Disorders that affect the peripheral nerves are called peripheral neuropathies.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/23/2015
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