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Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A


Other Names for this Disease
  • Charcot Marie Tooth disease type 1A
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, demyelinating, type 1A
  • CMT 1A
  • CMT1A
  • Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy 1A
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  • My daughter's father was diagnosed with CMT1A in childhood. My daughter is very active and we decided to not have her tested, unless she shows symptoms. I have noticed that her hands sometimes shake. Should this be a concern? Also she walks on her tip toes. She has since she started walking. However I did too as a child and I don't have the disease. Her father has stated that he has never been physically able to walk on his toes even as a child. I read so many things on the internet and it's so confusing. Her feet do not look abnormal. Anyway I was just wondering about the toe walking and the hands shaking sometimes. Click here for answer

  • Do people with CMT type 1A relapse or does the illness just progress to a more advanced stage? I am aware that it is progressive. I have not read or heard of relapses in this disease, but as it is similar to MS, wondered whether this is a possibility or whether the illness itself is progressing and I will therefore have to learn to accept it. I have experienced periods similar to this but never as extreme. Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Charcot Marie Tooth disease type 1A
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, demyelinating, type 1A
  • CMT 1A
  • CMT1A
  • Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy 1A
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.