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    Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

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    Report on Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease at least 250-300 in apa format, citation with references. Explain to a
    --7th-grade student what they would expect to see if a person was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
    --How would you express the disease symptoms and at least
    --one current treatment method in a way the student could easily understand?

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    Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is a hereditary group of disorders affecting peripheral nerves and is the most common inherited disorder of the peripheral nervous system (A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia 2011). The peripheral nervous system (PNS) consists of the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. The main function of the PNS is to connect the central nervous system (CNS) to the limbs and organs. Unlike the CNS, the PNS is not protected by the bone of spine and skull, or by the blood-brain barrier, leaving it exposed to toxins, injuries and in the case of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease genetic mutations.

    Most forms of CMT disease lead to damage or destruction of the myelin covering around nerve fibers, however some mutations do affect the axon, or body, of the nerve directly. Since CMT is a result of genetic mutations in a number of genes ...

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    This solution contain information about hereditary Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease. Including how this disease effects the human body, common symptoms of the disease and current treatment. This solution is in simple easy to understand terms that may be taught to a seventh grader, and it consists of approximately 250 words.