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What is Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D?

What is Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D?

  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D: CMT is an inherited neurological disease characterized by the gradual degeneration of nerves which starts in the hands and feet and results in progressive numbness, muscle weakness and loss of function. Type 2D has an autosomal dominant inheritance and involves a defect in the glycyl RNA synthetase gene on chromosome 7p15. The hands tend to be more severely affected than the feet.

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D, or a subtype of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D: Introduction

Types of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D:

Broader types of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D:

What causes Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D?

Causes of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D: see causes of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D

What are the symptoms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D?

Symptoms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D: see symptoms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D

Onset of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D: 15-30 years

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D.
Treatments for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D: see treatments for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D
Research for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D: see research for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D

Name and Aliases of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D

Main name of condition: Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D

Other names or spellings for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 2D:

CMT2D, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, neuronal, type D, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, axonal, Type 2D, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, neuronal, Type 2D

CMT 2D, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, axonal, Type 2D, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, neuronal, Type 2D
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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