The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) exists to call attention to the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy in the world, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorder (CMT). Our goal is to not only educate those with CMT, but also the tens of thousands of people who provide support and care for the Charcot-Marie-Tooth disorder community. Our CMTA's Strategy to Accelerate Research™ (STAR) Initiative is accelerated, groundbreaking research, which is on the verge of providing new and better treatments to patients.
CMT is usually inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, which means if one parent has CMT there is a 50/50 chance of each child inheriting the disorder.
Check out special events that will take place during CMT Awareness Month this September.