Whether you are a caregiver, family member, pediatrician, or other healthcare provider interested in A rare inherited peripheral neuropathy often characterized by rapidly progressive, asymmetrical upper and lower extremity weakness, muscle atrophy leading to handicap, and respiratory issues with no available treatment. CMT4J is a recessive subtype of CMT caused by a variant, also referred to as a mutation, in the FIG4 gene., learn more by reading these stories from families living with CMT4J.
After living with progressive symptoms for the early years of her life, Brittany was officially diagnosed with CMT4J later than most patients. She approaches her condition as an element of her life, which she works daily to manage, but not as the defining one.
For Sabrina, Will, and their daughter Kinley, gathering knowledge on CMT4J has made all the difference in their journey. Kinley’s family is determined to live life to the fullest in the face of this rare, progressive disease.
Ethan and his family imagine a future in which Ethan’s rare type of The most common inherited motor and sensory neuropathies, composed of a group of pathologically and genetically distinct subtypes ranging from slowly to rapidly progressive disease. CMT is further classified based on the genetic mutation or variant involved – for instance, CMT4A, CMT4B, etc. disease, 4J, is understood by physicians, insurers, and patient families alike. Ethan began coping with his disease at a very young age and, along with his family and care team, has spent years since trying to predict and prepare for what’s to come.