Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT)

Your Path

  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT)


  • Hereditary peripheral neuropathy

Risk Factors

  • Fam hx→ autosomal recessive


  • Weakness
  • Slowly progressive (years) of numbness, often w/neuropathic pain
  • Distal legs first
  • Can later involve hands

Physical Exam Findings

  • Muscle wasting
  • Impaired distal sensation that progresses proximally
  • Loss of reflexes
  • Weakness that starts distally and progresses proximally