Roussy Levy syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (Variant)
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth-Roussy-Levy Disease
- Hereditary areflexic dystasia
- Hereditary areflexic dystasia, Roussy-Lévy type
- Hereditary Motor Sensory Neuropathy I
autosomal dominant disease with the clinical characteristics of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease type 1 plus a static tremor in the hands and gait ataxia. The disease usually begins in infancy and is benign until adolescence. It is characterized by severe alterations in nerve conduction and sensory dysfunction. Roussy Levy syndrome may result from the classic CMT1A PMP22 duplication or a heterozygous mutation in the myelin protein zero (MPZ) gene (mutations in this gene are also associated with CMT1B). Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.Roussy Levy syndrome is an
Last updated: 5/25/2011
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