Navigation Links
Cure for CMT

Anita Fiorillo noticed that her daughter Bianca could not seem to keep up with the other children //in the play ground. She seemed slower at doing things compared to the other children. Her running climbing ability all seem to be affected on diagnoses it was found that she has CMT, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease. On subsequent diagnosis it was found that her father and her brother Tony too suffered from it.

In 1886, Professor Jean Martin Charcot of France (1825-1893) and his student Pierre Marie (1853-1940) published the first description of distal muscle weakness and wasting beginning in the legs, calling it peroneal muscular atrophy. Howard Henry Tooth (1856-1926) described the same disease in his Cambridge dissertation in 1886, calling the condition peroneal progressive muscular atrophy. Tooth was the first to attribute symptoms correctly to neuropathy rather than to myelopathy, as physicians previously had done. Coined on the names of the three scientists it was named Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease.

CMT is a condition that affects the nerves in your legs and arms, known as the peripheral nerves. It is a universal term used under which some 50 to 60 disorders of the peripheral nervous system, which controls our ability to move and feel parts of the body. The nerves of the arms and legs gradually stop working, leading to wasting of the muscles served by those nerves. It had a major impact on the life as it lowered the quality of life to a significant level. It is difficult to detect the symptoms early. But as the child grows the painful condition becomes worse.

Foot deformities like clawed toes, flat feet are quite common. Chronic arthritis, loss of sensation on arms and legs are also common feature of the disease.

RCH pediatric neurologist Dr Monique Ryan, Sydney podiatrist Dr Josh Burns and Prof Robert Ouvrier, from Sydney's Westmead's Children's Hospital, hope high doses of vitamin C could relieve children's CMT symptom s. The two children Bianca and Tony will be a part of the trial to find a cure for the disease.

An earlier French study had found that high dosage of vitamin C injected in mouse made it over come the disease.

Hoping this will help find a cure for the disease.

Source-Google/N
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Teen Players Urged To Wear Helmets and Gloves to Avoid Sports Injuries
2. Jharkhand Ropes in Private Players for Health Scheme
3. The Cause Behind Water Polo Players’ Sickness Remains A Myster
4. Modified Ligament Surgery Improves Outcomes Players, Athletes
5. Former Official Confesses He Had Sold Steroids to Leading Baseball Players
6. Low Cholesterol Linked to Severe Depression and Violent Behavior in Men
7. Depression may cause delayed wound healing
8. Diabetes and Depression often go hand-in-hand
9. Depression and heart failure
10. Depression disturbs heart rate
11. Depression a possible danger in elderly
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/23/2017)... ... (PRWEB) ... opportunity for the nation to come together to combine its ... – with its favorite fruit – apples! To celebrate National ... to join the “Apple Madness” bracket tournament – a five-week, ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 23, 2017 , ... HealthPostures, the ... sending an expert sit stand solutions representative to the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show ... for the event that is garnering national attention is the Minneapolis Convention Center. ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... ... enough to overwork even the sharpest brain. , Power On, a mental performance ... without over clocking the brain. Each capsule contains Cognizin® Citicoline, a branded form ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... MD (PRWEB) , ... February 22, 2017 , ... ... Direct secure messaging services to the largest network of hospitals, health information ... the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-HIT) 2015 Edition Health IT Module ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 22, ... ... Adjustment solution leverages advanced data analytics to accurately understand each Medicare Advantage ... reimbursement for a given population. This new solution helps transform the HCC ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/23/2017)... , Feb 23, 2017 Research and Markets ... Strategies - 2016" report to their offering. ... The latest research Menopause Drugs Price Analysis and ... Menopause market. The research answers the following questions: ... clinical attributes? How are they positioned in the Global Menopause market? ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... Feb. 23, 2017 AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for ... it will release fourth quarter and yearly financial ... 2017. AcelRx management will host an investment-community conference ... Pacific Time) on March 2 nd 2017 ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... report to their offering. ... The Global Endoscopy Market is poised to grow ... reach approximately $47.6 billion by 2025. This industry ... segments on global as well as regional levels presented in the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: