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The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Center at Johns Hopkins

The Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) Center is a new multidisciplinary clinic at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. CMT disease is an inherited disorder of the peripheral nerves. CMT and other inherited disorders are due to defects of genes that code for proteins in the nerve fibers. Patients may experience sensory symptoms, muscle weakness and balance difficulties.

The CMT clinic appointments are on Monday mornings during which patients will be provided access to physical and occupational therapy, genetic counselors, and EMG testing if needed. The clinic is staffed by neurology faculty members who specialize in CMT and other peripheral neuropathies.

The Johns Hopkins CMT Center is one of 5 new National Centers of Excellence established by the CMT Association and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  As part of this national consortium, our goal is to enhance the care of patients with CMT and promote research in the field.  Patients seen at the Johns Hopkins CMT Center will be asked to participate in the National CMT Registry.  Any questions about the registry will be answered during the visit.  Participation is voluntary and will not affect the care patients receive. 

If you are interested in an evaluation and continued care at the Johns Hopkins CMT Center, please call 410-955-1223.

 


For additional information about Charcot-Marie Tooth disorders, please visit the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association website.

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