A case with CMTX1 disease showing transient ischemic-attack-like episodes

Aktan Z., Akcakaya N. H., Tekturk P., Deniz E., Koyuncu B., YAPICI Z.

NEUROLOGIA I NEUROCHIRURGIA POLSKA, vol.52, no.2, pp.285-288, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2017.10.016
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.285-288
  • Keywords: Transient ischemic-attack-like, Stroke-like, CMTX1, GJB1, Pes cavus, MARIE-TOOTH DISEASE
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is a hereditary neurologic disease which affects the sensorial and motor fibers of the peripheral nerves. CMTX1 is an X-linked dominantly inherited subtype of CMT and is caused by mutations in gap junction beta 1 gene (GJB1). A small proportion of GJB1 mutations are associated with recurrent central nervous system findings. We describe a 15-year-old male patient with CMTX1 who had stroke-like findings along with foot deformities and peripheral neuropathy. Strokes and stroke-like attacks are rarely seen in children and adolescents. Herein, neurological signs, MRI findings and genetic results of a CMTX1 case are presented and discussed. (c) 2017 Polish Neurological Society. Published by Elsevier Sp. z o.o. All rights reserved.