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Charcot- marie Tooth Disease
Transcript of Charcot- marie Tooth Disease
Not being able to tell if something is hot or cold
Difficulties with balance
Weakness of the lower legs and feet
Foot abnormalities like curled toes and high arches
Difficult to flex the foot or walk
Problems rarely require a wheelchair Treatments: There is no found cure, but physical thearapy, occupational therapy, braces, and orthopedic devices can help with the coping process. Famous People with CMT: Julie Newmar ( Catwoman ) Works Cited "Charcot--Marie--Tooth disease." Karen M. Krajewski, MS, CGC. The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders. Ed. Laurie Fundukian. 3rd ed. Detroit: Gale, 2010. 2 vols. <http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/HWRC/hits?r=d&origSearch=true&rlt=1&o=&bucket=ref&n=10&l=d&basicSearchOption=KE&items=0&tcit=1_1_0_1_0_1&c=1&docNum=DU2699002065&sgPhrase=true&locID=lafa40399&secondary=false&t=RK&s=1&SU=charcot%20marie%20tooth%20disease> "Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Fact Sheet." National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (2011): n.pag. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Web. 13 Dec 2012.
<http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/charcot_marie_tooth/detail_charcot_marie_tooth.htm>. "Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease." U.S. National Library of Medicine (2012): n.pag. Genetics Home Reference. Web. 13 Dec 2012. <http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/charcot-marie-tooth-disease>.