Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT)
Rarely, the diaphragm can become affected, leading to breathing difficulties, especially at night. Sleep apnoea (significant pauses in breathing or shallow, infrequent breathing during sleep) may be experienced by people with CMT.
Medication and anaesthetic precautions
It is important that medical practitioners are aware of a diagnosis of CMT when prescribing new medication.
Anaesthetics should not cause a particular problem, providing the correct protocol for people with neuromuscular conditions is followed.