The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Abnormality of the pharynx||90%|
|Abnormality of the voice||90%|
|Decreased nerve conduction velocity||90%|
|Impaired pain sensation||90%|
|Skeletal muscle atrophy||90%|
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The following diseases are related to Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. If you have a question about any of these diseases, you can contact GARD.
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I am trying to find a doctor in my area that knows something about pain management for my disease. See answer
Is there a link between pain medication prescribed for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), such as oxycodone, and vision loss? See answer
What kind of vision loss is associated with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease? See answer
Have you heard anything regarding experimental stem cell or gene therapy for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease? I would be interested in participating in experimental treatment. See answer
Can Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease cause a paralyzed vocal fold or a paralyzed laryngeal nerve? See answer