Understanding CMT

  • What is CMT?
    Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, or CMT, is a group of inherited disorders that affect the peripheral nerves, which are the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. There are 90 kinds of CMT. Each kind is caused ...
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  • Types and Causes
    The nervous system consists of motor neurons and sensory neurons. One set of nerves carries messages from the brain outward to the rest of the body and one brings messages from the extremities back to ...
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  • Diagnosing CMT
    Charcot-Marie-Tooth, or CMT, is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy and is found world-wide among all races and ethnic groups. Discovered in 1886 by three physicians, Jean-Martin Charcot, Pierre Marie, and Howard Henry Tooth, CMT ...
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