CMT DI3 (medical condition)

CMT is an inherited neurological disease characterized by the gradual degeneration of nerves which starts in the hands and feet and results in progressive numbness, muscle weakness and loss of function. The condition is denoted dominant intermediate because it is inherited dominantly and the nerve conduction speed is at an intermediate level. It involves a defect in the tyrosyl-tRNA gene on chromosome 1p35. See also Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, dominant intermediate 3