Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy type 6
Synonyms: CMT6 | Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 6 | HMSN 6 | HMSN VI | Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy type VI | Peripheral neuropathy and optic atrophy
A rare axonal hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy disease characterized by progressive peripheral axonal sensorimotor neuropathy (of variable severity) affecting predominantly the distal lower limbs associated with progressive variably severe optic atrophy which frequently leads to visual loss. Patients typically present distal limb muscle weakness and atrophy hypo/areflexia foot deformities poor visual acuity (often with a central scotoma) nystagmus and reduced peripheral and nocturnal vision. Additional reported manifestations include sensorineural hearing loss major joint contractures anosmia scoliosis/lumbar hyperlordosis cognitive impairment and vocal cord paresis.
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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version December 2023
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