Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2F
Other Names for this Disease
- CMT 2F
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, axonal, Type 2F
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, neuronal, Type 2F
- Charcot Marie Tooth disease type 2F
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy, type 2F
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Nerve conduction velocities are usually normal or near-normal. CMT2F is caused by mutations in the HSPB1 gene and is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Management may include occupational and physical therapy; special shoes; surgery as needed; mobility aids; and other supportive treatments.Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2F (CMT2F) is a genetic disorder of the peripheral nerves. The subtypes of CMT type 2 (including type 2F) have similar features and are distinguished only by their disease-causing genes. Signs and symptoms usually begin between the ages of 5 and 25 and typically include slowly progressive weakness and atrophy of distal muscles in the feet and/or hands, usually associated with decreased tendon reflexes and mild or no sensory loss.
Last updated: 7/31/2012
- Thomas D. Bird. Charcot-Marie-Tooth Neuropathy Type 2. GeneReviews. July 5, 2012; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1285/. Accessed 7/31/2012.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2F. 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.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2F. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.