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We read with interest the study by Koutsis et al reporting an increased prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS) in their cohort of patients with X linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMTX1).1 CMTX1 is a neurological condition with significant disability. The suggestion that CMTX1 may be a risk factor for developing MS will be of significant concern for these patients.
We have a large cohort of patients with CMTX1 (n=133) in our centre. We reviewed the clinical records and MRI brains in our cohort to look for a similar association.
Patients with confirmed GJB1 mutations were identified from our internal database of individuals with CMT seen in the peripheral neuropathy …
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