Understanding CMT | Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association

Understanding CMT

  • What is CMT?
    Download/print: What are the Symptoms of CMT? First signs include frequent tripping, ankle sprains, clumsiness and “burning” or pins-and-needles sensations in the feet or hands. Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammertoes are common. Muscle wasting ...
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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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  • Support Camp Footprint
      Camp Footprint is an experience every child with CMT deserves. And there’s nothing quite like watching a child’s face light up with the joy of discovering new friends, the pride of accomplishment, and the wonder ...
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