This information is provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD).
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2B (CMT2B) is an inherited peripheral neuropathy with onset in the second or third decade of life. Common signs and symptoms include severe loss of sensation in the feet, lower legs, hands, and forearms; reduced tendon reflexes in the ankles; weakness in the lower limbs; and the loss of muscle tissue (muscle atrophy). This type of CMT is also associated with the formation of ulcers in the hands and feet. CMT2B is caused by changes in the RAB7A gene. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. Treatment is aimed at addressing the symptoms in each patient and often involves a team of specialists.
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