CMT, in Costly Error, Can Be Mistaken for Similar Rare Disorder

CMT, in Costly Error, Can Be Mistaken for Similar Rare Disorder

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CMT, in Costly Error, Can Be Mistaken for Similar Rare Disorder

A sizable number of people at 16 hospitals in three European countries were wrongly diagnosed with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) and treated for that disorder, only to learn through later genetic testing that they actually had Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease (CMT), a study reported. Its researchers spotted features specific to CMT that might encourage clinicians to consider this rare genetic disease in suspected cases, including age at onset, motor symptoms, and response to CIDP treatment. They also…

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