What is Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorder (CMT)?


“Charcot-Marie-Tooth, or CMT, is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy and is found worldwide among all races and ethnic groups. Discovered in 1886 by three physicians, Jean-Martin Charcot, Pierre Marie, and Howard Henry Tooth, CMT affects an estimated 2.6 million people.” (Quoted from the CMT Association)

I have CMT type 1-X. I have traced it back at least four previous generations in my father’s family. This is a slowly progressive disorder, affecting more and more nerves and muscles as the person ages. For more information about CMT please follow this link: http://www.cmtausa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70&catid=10&Itemid=41

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