#52 Charcot Marie Tooth Interview

#52 Charcot Marie Tooth Interview


September is national awareness month for Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT)! It’s perfect timing for Bernadette Scarduzio and Allison Moore to educate us on CMT in honor of the awareness month. 

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"Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), named after the three doctors who first identified it, is one of the most common inherited nerve disorders. CMT affects an estimated 1 in 2,500 people in the United States and 2.6 million people worldwide, although experts believe the number could be much higher." (hnf-cure.org)

 

Bernadette Scarduzio and Allison Moore are a passionate advocates for Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) syndrome working for the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation. Allison is the Founder and CEO and Bernadette is the Social Media Coordinator. Bernadette was born with CMT and lives with the syndrome every day. To raise awareness for the disease Bernadette’s life and family were featured in her self titled documentary, supported by HNF. Many of Bernadette’s family members also have the syndrome and she has made it her mission to fight for CMT.

To check out the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation’s Patient-Centered Charcot-Marie-Tooth Summit you can visit the webpage. Learn more about the clinical trials discussed during the episode here

Follow Bernadette and the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation on social media to stay updated on Twitter (@BernsLife13 and @CMTNeuropathy), Facebook (@BernsLife and  @Bernadettecmtmovie).

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