When was Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease first identified?

Updated: May 22, 2018
  • Author: Timothy C Parsons, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Slowly progressive distal weakness, muscle atrophy, and sensory loss due to an inherited peripheral neuropathy was described independently in 1886 by Charcot and Marie in France and by Tooth in England. [1, 2] A few years later, Dejerine and Sottas recognized and described a more severe, infantile form of inherited neuropathy. [3]

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