Home Archive Vol.43, No.1, 2017 Sleep and Memory Disorders in a Patient Suffering from Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Sleep and Memory Disorders in a Patient Suffering from Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

CRISTINA FLORESCU(1), CARMEN VALERIA ALBU(2), CLAUDIA DUMITRESCU(3), G.C. TÂRTEA(4), Oana-Andreea Florescu(2), ELENA-ANCA TÂRTEA(5)

(1)Department of Cardiology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, (2)Department of Neurology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, (3)Neuropsychiatry Hospital of Craiova, Romania, (4)Department of Internal Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, (5)Department of Physiology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania

    Abstract: Currently incurable, Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is the most commonly inherited neurological disorder, which affects a small percentage of the population. The most common cause of CMT is the duplication of a region on the short arm of chromosome 17, which includes the gene PMP22. We report a
    thirty-seven-year-old man with CMT disease having sleep, memory and attention disorders characterized by brief retrograde amnesia at early age. The patient has no genetic disease in the family, but was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, which emphasizes the sensory loss and prolonged infections. Diabetes mellitus emphasizes the sensory symptomatology and predisposes to the development of infections with delayed healing.
    Keywords: Charcot-Marie-Tooth, inherited neuromuscular disorder, sleep disorders

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.43.01.11 


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