Other Names for this Disease
- Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy
- Charcot Marie Tooth disease
- Autosomal dominant Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2 with giant axons
- Autosomal dominant intermediate Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type A
- Autosomal dominant intermediate Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type B
- Autosomal dominant intermediate Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type C
- Autosomal dominant intermediate Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type D
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Your QuestionCan Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease cause a paralyzed vocal fold or a paralyzed laryngeal nerve?
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Yes. Vocal cord involvement can occur in rare forms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Occasionally people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2 have vocal cord or phrenic nerve involvement which may result in difficulty with speech and breathing.
Last updated: 2/12/2009
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