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Filename Breathing_and_CMT_Michael_Shy_MD.pdf
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Date added March 22, 2019
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Like many other somatic nerves that go to the arms and legs, the phrenic and intercostal nerves are myelinated, so both the myelin and the axon surrounded by the myelin can be affected by CMT. The question then becomes how severely CMT damages these nerves. The answer depends in part on the specific type of CMT a patient has and how severely CMT affects him or her. The bottom line is that most patients with CMT do not develop clinical evidence of breathing problems even if some abnormalities can be detected on detailed evaluations.