Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Reduced Physical Activity Has Negative Effect on Children with CMT, Study Suggests

Lack of physical activity among children and adolescents with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease has a long-term negative effect on their physical function. The study with that finding, available in the BioRxiv platform, is titled “Physical activity in children and adolescents with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease: a cross-sectional case-controlled study.” CMT is characterized…

CMT Type X May Be Risk Factor for Multiple Sclerosis, Study Suggests

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type X (CMTX) may increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), the most common central nervous system inflammatory demyelinating disease, according to data from a Greek study. The study, “X linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and multiple sclerosis: emerging evidence for an association” was published in the Journal…

Low Copper Levels May Lead to CMT, Iowa Study Suggests

Deficiency in copper, a key factor in several cellular functions, may play a role in Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, say researchers at the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine. Their study, “SCO2 mutations cause early-onset axonal Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease associated with cellular copper deficiency,” appeared in the journal Brain.