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Charcot-Marie-Tooth awareness month 2020

October 15th, 2020

MDI would like to let you know about two webinars coming up to mark Charcot-Marie-Tooth awareness month. Please be aware some information in the webinars may be relevant to the UK only.

  1. Charcot-Marie-Tooth UK is hosting a Q & A session with Professor Mary M Reilly at midday on Friday 16 October. Professor Reilly will answer questions on CMT as well as help raise awareness about the condition. She is one of the leading UK authorities on CMT and Professor of Neurology at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. You can watch the session on at midday on Friday 16 October on CMT UK’s Facebook page by following this link https://www.facebook.com/CMTUK.
  2. Muscular Dystrophy UK is hosting a seminar at 4pm on Thursday 22 October. ​MDUK will be joined by experts to discuss progress in research and potential future treatments for the condition. You can register by following this link https://zoom.us/webinar/register/8915965457522/WN_d7jxNIPNQoycX4ga-WwJ0A. Please note there are limited spaces to take part in the Zoom webinar itself but they will be available to watch online on the MDUK website and YouTube channel shortly afterwards.

(Please note that MDI shares information about neuromuscular conditions. We do not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.)

As part of Charcot-Marie-Tooth awareness month, CMT UK will be sharing posts on their social media pages (Facebook/Instagram/Twitter). You can also follow their posts by searching for this hashtag: #CMTawarenessmonth. You can help share the word further by liking their social media pages and liking/sharing their posts. You can also download their Facebook profile image overlay in support of CMT Awareness Month (click on this link).

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Categories: Information

1. Muscular Dystrophies

  • Becker muscular dystrophy
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Manifesting carrier of Duchenne
  • Congenital muscular dystrophy - General
  • • MDC1A (merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy)
  • • Rigid spine syndrome (RSS)
  • • Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophies
  • • Bethlem myopathy
  • Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy

2. Myotonic Disorders

  • Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Myotonia
  • Myotonic Dystrophy

3. Congenital Myopathies

  • Central Core Myopathy
  • Minicore (Multicore) myopathy
  • Myotubular or Centronuclear myopathy
  • Nemaline myopathy

4. Mitochondrial Myopathies

  • Mitochondrial Myopathies

5. Metabolic Disorders

  • Metabolic disorders (general)
  • McArdle’s Disease
  • Pompe’s Disease

6. Periodic Paralyses

  • Periodic Paralyses

7. Autoimmune Myositides

  • Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis and Sarcoid myopathy
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Inclusion body myositis

8. Spinal Muscular Atrophies

  • Severe (Type I)
  • Intermediate (Type II)
  • Mild (Type III)
  • Adult spinal muscular atrophy

9. Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathies

  • (Also known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth or Peroneal muscular atrophy)

10. Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction

  • Congenital myasthenic syndromes
  • Myasthenia Gravis

11. Friedreich’s Ataxia

  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
  • Limb-girdle types of muscular dystrophy (LGMD) - General
  • • LGMD 1B (also known as Laminopathy)
  • • LGMD 1C (also known as Caveolinopathy)
  • • LGMD 2A (also known as Calpainopathy)
  • • LGMD 2B (also known as Dysferlinopathy)
  • • LGMD 2I
  • Ocular myopathies including ocularopharangeal muscular dystrophy

12. Other (Please Specify)

13. Unspecified