What is Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease?

Also known as: CMT disease, CMT, hereditary neuropathy, hereditary motor and sensor neuropathy, HMSN

Of the inherited nerve disorders, Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome is one of the most common. It impacts the peripheral nerves, which are the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. It impacts 1 in every 2,500 people in the US and is named for the three doctors who discovered the disorder.


Reviewed by: Migvis Monduy, MD

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