Charcot-Marie-Tooth Hereditary Neuropathy Overview

In: GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993.
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The purpose of this overview is to increase the awareness of clinicians regarding Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) hereditary neuropathy, its causes, and its management. The following are the goals of this overview.

Goal 1: Describe the clinical characteristics of CMT hereditary neuropathy.

Goal 2: Review the causes of CMT hereditary neuropathy.

Goal 3: Provide an evaluation strategy to identify the cause of CMT hereditary neuropathy in a proband (when possible).

Goal 4: Inform genetic counseling of family members of an individual with CMT hereditary neuropathy.

Goal 5: Review management of CMT hereditary neuropathy.

Publication types

  • Review