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Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a group of progressive disorders that affect the peripheral nerves. Peripheral nerves connect the brain and spinal cord to muscles as well as sensory cells that detect sensations such as touch, pain, heat, and sound.

Symptoms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease usually begin in adolescence or early adulthood, but onset may occur anytime from early childhood to mid-adulthood. Symptoms vary in severity. Some people never realize they have the disorder, but most have a moderate amount of physical disability, and a small percentage of people experience severe weakness. Many people with this disorder lead active lives and have normal life expectancies.

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is the most common inherited disorder that involves the peripheral nerves, affecting an estimated 150,000 people in the United States. It occurs in all races and ethnic groups. Worldwide, this disorder affects about 1 in 3,300 people.
Researchers design small compounds with potential to correct mitochondrial dysfunction

Researchers design small compounds with potential to correct mitochondrial dysfunction

Researchers find switch that helps restore damaged axons

Researchers find switch that helps restore damaged axons

Researchers clarify beneficial function of brain protein linked to mad cow disease

Researchers clarify beneficial function of brain protein linked to mad cow disease

Penn neurologists uncover new genetic cause of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Penn neurologists uncover new genetic cause of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Study identifies gene linked to rare, complex diseases

Study identifies gene linked to rare, complex diseases

Invitae announces dramatic expansion of genetic testing menu

Invitae announces dramatic expansion of genetic testing menu

Scientists reveal role of dynamin and show how specific mutations impair function of dynamin

Scientists reveal role of dynamin and show how specific mutations impair function of dynamin

Determining the dynein-dynactin complex structure: an interview with Dr Gabriel C. Lander

Determining the dynein-dynactin complex structure: an interview with Dr Gabriel C. Lander

TyrRS enzyme protects DNA during cellular stress

TyrRS enzyme protects DNA during cellular stress

State highlights: Mass. health spending slows, but for how long?

State highlights: Mass. health spending slows, but for how long?

Researchers examine link between alcoholism and loss of muscle strength

Researchers examine link between alcoholism and loss of muscle strength

U.Va. researchers named recipients of 2013 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards

U.Va. researchers named recipients of 2013 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards

Patients suffering from severe Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease can benefit from reconstructive surgery

Patients suffering from severe Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease can benefit from reconstructive surgery

New treatment strategy for patients with CMT disease on the horizon

New treatment strategy for patients with CMT disease on the horizon

Genetic testing services for rare neurological disorders launched by Athena Diagnostics

Genetic testing services for rare neurological disorders launched by Athena Diagnostics

Cedars-Sinai physician-scientist receives grant to study Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Cedars-Sinai physician-scientist receives grant to study Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Cedars-Sinai scientist to study Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Cedars-Sinai scientist to study Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

MitoTarget Project and neurodegenerative diseases: an interview with Rebecca Pruss, Ph.D., CSO of Trophos

MitoTarget Project and neurodegenerative diseases: an interview with Rebecca Pruss, Ph.D., CSO of Trophos

New U-M hESC lines now available for federally-funded research

New U-M hESC lines now available for federally-funded research

Study describes new family of six genes that control mitochondrial transport in neurons

Study describes new family of six genes that control mitochondrial transport in neurons