Consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy An interactive website for active CMT advocates. ABOUT CMT VIDEOS Watch these videos to learn more about living with CMT Bernedette Living with CMT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCRbIaOGTAw Living with CMT-Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXZzsncHLfs Living with CMT- Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t9FR_KGYzk What is CMT? CMT- stands for Charcot-Marie-Tooth and was named after the doctors first describing the condition. It is the most common inherited neuropathy affecting over 150,000 Americans. It is as common as Multiple Sclerosis, with similar symptoms. Symptoms can very widely, even within families May get worse with certain neurotoxic drugs It is slowly progressive disease of the peripheral nerves It is inherited. If one parent has CMT, there is a 50% chance of passing it on. 22 Types include 1A (most common). Can be diagnosed with a genetic test. Common Symptoms Fatigue which can be severe Foot drop Abnormal walking gait High arches and hammer toes Problems with balance and frequent ankle sprains Frequent tripping and falls Loss of reflex and sensation in lower legs and fore arms/hands. Pain and muscle cramping Scoliosis of the spin Less common symptoms can include, hearing loss, incontinence, swallowing and breathing difficulties