Char­cot-Marie-Tooth dis­ease (CMT) is a ge­netic neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­or­der

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that af­fects around 23,000 peo­ple in the UK but is lit­tle known. CMT can cause un­con­trol­lable pain, chronic fa­tigue and de­for­mi­ties in the lower legs and feet, lead­ing to bal­ance prob­lems and falls. It is cur­rently in­cur­able but can be man­aged ef­fec­tively. The char­ity CMT UK (cmt.org.uk) ad­vises on man­age­ment, and also sup­port with ben­e­fits, jobs and fam­ily is­sues such as ge­netic counselling.

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