CMT Prevalence in Denmark May Be 16% Higher Than Estimates

CMT Prevalence in Denmark May Be 16% Higher Than Estimates

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CMT Prevalence in Denmark May Be 16% Higher Than Estimates

The true prevalence of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) in Denmark may be higher than previously thought, according to a recent Danish study in which researchers applied diagnostic criteria for CMT to individuals with nerve damage and no clear underlying cause. Based on their results, the scientists estimated an approximately 16% increase in Denmark’s true CMT rate. The study, “A Search for Undiagnosed Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Among Patients Registered with Unspecified Polyneuropathy in the Danish National Patient Registry,”…

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