Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A
Other Names for this Disease
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, demyelinating, type 1A
- CMT 1A
- Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy 1A
- HMSN 1A
- Charcot Marie Tooth disease type 1A
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peripheral nerves. Affected individuals experience weakness and wasting (atrophy) of the muscles of the lower legs beginning in adolescence; later they experience hand weakness and sensory loss. CMT1A is caused by having an extra copy (a duplication) of the PMP22 gene. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Treatment for this condition may include physical therapy; occupational therapy; braces and other orthopedic devices; orthopedic surgery; and pain medications.Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A) is a type of inherited neurological disorder that affects the
Last updated: 9/7/2012
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Fact Sheet. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Website. December 11, 2007; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/charcot_marie_tooth/detail_charcot_marie_tooth.htm. Accessed 2/3/2009.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The Muscular Dystrophy Association has developed an information page entitled "Surgery Sometimes, Bracing Often, Caution Always: Caring for the CMT-affected Foot." Click on Muscular Dystrophy Association to view this information page.
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