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Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2F


Other Names for this Disease

  • Charcot Marie Tooth disease type 2F
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, axonal, Type 2F
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, neuronal, Type 2F
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy, type 2F
  • CMT 2F
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Treatment

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How might Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2F be treated?

Treatment for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2 mainly focuses on the specific symptoms present. Affected individuals are often managed by a team of various specialists that includes neurologists, physiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, and physical and occupational therapists.

Depending on the individual's signs and symptoms, the following may be indicated:[1]
  • Special shoes, including those with good ankle support
  • Ankle/foot orthoses (AFO) to correct foot drop and aid with walking
  • Orthopedic surgery to correct severe pes cavus
  • Forearm crutches or canes for stability (fewer than 5% of affected individuals need wheelchairs)
  • Treatment of sleep apnea or restless legs
  • Treatment of pain and depression as needed
Last updated: 8/1/2012

References
  1. Thomas D. Bird. Charcot-Marie-Tooth Neuropathy Type 2. GeneReviews. July 5, 2012; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1285/. Accessed 7/31/2012.


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Other Names for this Disease
  • Charcot Marie Tooth disease type 2F
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, axonal, Type 2F
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, neuronal, Type 2F
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy, type 2F
  • CMT 2F
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.