NEURAL FORM OF PERONEAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY

NEURAL FORM OF PERONEAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY

(Charcot-Marie-Tooth’s Disease)

Its occurs in young age groups.Several members of the same family may be affected. First of all, unilateral or bilateral foot drop develops due to wasting of the muscles of the feet, with high stepping gait and gradually the calf muscles and lower third of thigh muscles are wasted. The upper parts of thighs are not involved and remain normal. This gives a picture of “inverted champagne bottle appearance of the legs. The wasted muscles may show fasciculation. In course of time due to atrophy of the intrinsic muscles of the upper limbs there may be claw hand. In spite of so much wasting the power of the muscles is well preserved. Some sensory changes are also seen but rare.

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NEURAL FORM OF PERONEAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY