Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1B
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1B (CMT1B) is a form of CMT1 (see this term) caused by mutations in the MPZ gene (1q22) that presents with the manifestations of peripheral neuropathy (distal muscle weakness and atrophy foot deformities and sensory loss). The phenotype is variable depending on the particular mutation. Two distinct presentations have been described: (1) an early infantile onset severe phenotype with delayed walking and motor nerve conduction velocities (MNCV) age 40) with normal or mildly slowed MNCV and more frequent hearing loss and pupillary abnormalities. CMT1B can also cause the classical CMT phenotype in about 15% of total CMT1B cases.
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Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation
Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (HNF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization which mission is to increase awareness and accurate diagnosis of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) and related inherited neuropathies, support patients and families with critical information to improve quality of life, and fund research that will lead to treatments and cures.
To develop drugs to treat or cure CMT and to help improve the quality of life for those living with CMT.
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