hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy


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Noun1.hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy - a form of neuropathy that can begin between childhood and young adulthood; characterized by weakness and atrophy of the muscles of the hands and lower legs; progression is slow and individuals affected can have a normal life span; inheritance is X-linked recessive or X-linked dominant
neuropathy - any pathology of the peripheral nerves
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Rudge, "Auditory function in hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease)," Acta Oto-Laryngologica, vol.
Abstract: Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN) or Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is the most common hereditary illness of the peripheral nervous system.
Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN), also known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), is a heterogenous neuropathical group characterized by progressive muscular weakness and atrophy of the distal muscles, often associated with mild to moderate sensory loss, foot deformities including pes cavus and pes planus, gait disturbance, and depressed deep tendon reflexes (Lupski 1998).
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