Is there a familial carpal tunnel syndrome? An evaluation and literature review

J. G. Gossett, P. F. Chance*

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Abstract

We review the reports of families proposed to have the familial carpal tunnel syndrome (FCTS). The demographic features of sporadic carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) differ from FCTS, where an earlier onset and increased bilateral involvement is seen. We also identify seven new potential FCTS pedigrees on the basis of their having four or more members with symptoms suggesting CTS. In all but two pedigrees an explanation other than FCTS was found. We conclude that the FCTS is a rare, but genetically distinct disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1533-1536
Number of pages4
JournalMuscle and Nerve
Volume21
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

Keywords

  • Familial amyloidosis
  • Familial carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies
  • Inherited neuropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Physiology (medical)

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