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INC: Pediatric Study of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

About this study

This long-term research study will help scientists learn more about Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). CMT is a hereditary disorder that affects the nerves.

This study takes place in many locations, and some of those treat adults. St. Jude focuses on children and young adults. If you enroll in the INC study, you will visit St. Jude once a year for physical exams and to answer questions. Scientists will measure changes in your strength, sensation, and how well the nerves going to the hands and feet conduct a signal over many years. You may also donate blood or skin samples for research testing if you choose.

St. Jude also invites family members who are not affected with CMT but are at the clinic to take part in certain aspects of this study.

Eligibility overview

  • Patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
  • Birth to 22 years

The above information is intended to provide only a basic description about a research protocol that may be currently active at St. Jude. The details made available here may not be the most up-to-date information on protocols used by St. Jude. To receive full details about a protocol and its status and or use at St. Jude, a physician must contact St. Jude directly.


Full title:

 Inherited Neuropathies Consortium Rare Disease Clinical Research Network

Study goal:

This long-term study aims to better understand the genetic causes of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) and to learn how different forms of the rare hereditary disease affect people over time.


Birth to 22 years

For physicians and researchers

Patients accepted to St. Jude must be referred by a physician or other qualified medical professional. Learn how St. Jude can partner with you to care for your patient.


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