Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Genetic disease

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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Lyn Horner resides in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and a pair of very spoiled cats. Trained in the visual arts, Lyn worked as a fashion illustrator and art instructor before she took up writing. This hobby grew into a love of research and the crafting of passionate love stories based on that research. This blog is designed to spotlight Lyn's books and share the work of other creative people.

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