What is the morbidity associated with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT)?

Updated: Jun 23, 2021
  • Author: Divakara Kedlaya, MBBS; Chief Editor: Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD  more...
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Morbidity in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is mainly secondary to distal muscle weakness and foot deformities. [13, 3] Neuropathic pain is also one of the reasons for significant morbidity. [32] In rare cases, phrenic nerve involvement of the diaphragm can cause ventilatory difficulties.


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