charcot-marie-tooth uk

Charcot-Marie-Tooth UK

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), and the related disorders distal hereditary motor neuropathy (HMN) and hereditary sensory neuropathy (HSN; also called hereditary sensory , and autonomic neuropathy {HSAN}), are a continuum of disorders where patients with CMT have both motor and sensory involvement and those with HMN have only motor involvement and those with HSN only sensory involvement. CMT is more common that both HMN and HSN but in considering treatments it is best to think of them all together as CMT and related disorders as many of the genes that have been found to cause CMT can also cause HMN and HSN. For the rest of this article I will refer to CMT and related disorders as CMT for simplicity.

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