What this diagnosis means


For many people, the diagnosis of Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) comes as a complete shock.

CMT is a disease caused by genetic faults. In some cases they are inherited, in others the fault is a new mutation in the gene.

​Different people respond in different ways to the news that they have CMT. There is no right or wrong way to respond. However part of your coping mechanism will probably be to gather information regarding your condition to help you understand its impact on your health and more broadly, your life.

​This page aims to give you that initial information.

What is CMT?

About, Symptoms, Good News

CMT is an inherited neurological disease. Research indicates that as many as 1 in 2,500 people in Australia could have the disease.

The severity of the disease can vary a great deal from person to person.

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Pathways Telehealth Nurse

Available 4 hours a week, online or phone

Register online for your consultation here. Or call 1300 75 50 50.

This service is available free to CMT Australia Members and Non-Members.

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New Diagnosis

What Type, Who Can Help

More than 100 different genes causing CMT have been identified, and the list continues to grow.

Your GP, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists can help. A Genetic Counsellor is a good source of information.


Have Diagnosis – What Next?

Questions, Research, Knowledge

How to find medical and allied health professionals to assist you, and how you can manage your CMT.

Will it impact other members of your family?

Are researchers close to finding a cure?


Useful Links

Support, Research, Therapy

Information to help manage your CMT



Latest News from CMT Aust

Fundraising, Events, Research

Articles and news from CMT Australia including how you can help research into the disease by fund raising.

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