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Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease


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What kind of vision loss is associated with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease?

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What kind of vision loss is associated with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease?

While vision loss is not commonly associated with most types of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease [1], it can be found in two forms of the condition.[2][3] X-linked Recessive Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease 5 may be accompanied by progressive loss of vision beginning with optic nerve atrophy prior to age 20.[2] Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 4B2 may be accompanied by open-angle glaucoma that can begin in early childhood.[3]
Last updated: 10/6/2011

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Other Names for this Disease
  • CMT
  • Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy
  • HMSN
  • Charcot Marie Tooth disease
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