Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease- Type 4E


CMT is an inherited neurological disease characterized by the gradual degeneration of nerves which starts in the hands and feet and results in progressive numbness, muscle weakness and loss of function. Type 4B2 has an autosomal recessive inheritance and involves a defect in the EGR2 gene on chromosome 10


* Infant hypotonia * Areflexia * Muscle weakness in extremities * Slow nerve conduction speed * Wasted muscles


Type 4 Charcot-Marie Tooth disease is caused by mutations in the following genes: GDAP1 (subtype 4A), MTMR2 (subtype 4B1), SBF2 (subtype 4B2), SH3TC2 (subtype 4C), NDRG1 (subtype 4D), EGR2 (subtype 4E), and PRX (subtype 4F).