Also known as Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy (HMSN), this peripheral neuropathy affects motor and sensory nerves outside the Central Nervous System. It is one of the most common inherited neurological disorders. Symptoms may include foot and lower-leg weakness, and atrophy of hand muscles. (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. NINDS Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Fact Sheet. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/krabbe/krabbe.htm. Accessed 2007.)

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