What Is a Charcot-marie-tooth Disease?

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asked Apr 6, 2010 by anonymous

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Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease is characterized by a group of inherited disorders that damages the nerves due to the loss of myelin around the nerve fibers. This condition affects all nerves and it severely affects the motor nerves that is responsible for movement stimulation.

The first that gets affected with this condition is the legs and it severely damages the nerves on it. This is an inherited disease that have patterns of autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive and X-Linked recessive.

However, there are some cases wherein the patient's are suffering from degeneration in the central portion of the nerve cells.

Here are the Symptoms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease:

- weakness of the feet, legs and hips
- feet hits the floor hard when walking
- foot drop
- deformity of the feet
- numb feeling in foot or leg
- stork legs
- progression of deformity in legs
answered Apr 6, 2010 by anonymous

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