Neuropathy, hereditary motor and sensory, 6A
An autosomal dominant neurologic disorder characterized by optic atrophy and peripheral sensorimotor neuropathy manifesting as axonal Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a disorder of the peripheral nervous system, characterized by progressive weakness and atrophy, initially of the peroneal muscles and later of the distal muscles of the arms. It is classified in two main groups on the basis of electrophysiologic properties and histopathology: primary peripheral demyelinating neuropathies and primary peripheral axonal neuropathies. Peripheral axonal neuropathies are characterized by signs of axonal regeneration in the absence of obvious myelin alterations, and normal or slightly reduced nerve conduction velocities.
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