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Von Recklinghausen's disease

Introduction: Von Recklinghausen's disease

Description of Von Recklinghausen's disease

Von Recklinghausen's disease (medical condition): Nerve disorders often leading to tumors on nerves....more »

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Neurofibromatosis:
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Von Recklinghausen's disease: Type 1 (peripheral) neurofibromatosis (von Recklinghausen's disease), is the most common type of neurofibromatosis. It is characterized clinically by cutaneous and subcutaneous tumors with patches of hyperpigmentation. The hyperpigmented skin areas, are present from birth and found anywhere on the body surface. They can vary markedly in size and color. The dark brown areas are called cafe-au-lait spots. The multiple cutaneous and subcutaneous tumors are nerve sheath neoplasms, called neurofibromas. They can develop anywhere along the peripheral nerve fibers. Neurofibromas can become quite large, causing a major disfigurement, eroding bone, and compressing various peripheral nerve structures. Type 1 neurofibromatosis has dominant inheritance, with a gene locus on the proximal long arm of chromosome 17. -- 2003
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Von Recklinghausen's disease as a Disease

Von Recklinghausen's disease: Another name for Neurofibromatosis (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Neurofibromatosis
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Von Recklinghausen's disease: Related Diseases

Von Recklinghausen's disease: Von Recklinghausen's disease is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Von Recklinghausen's disease (Neurofibromatosis)

Some of the symptoms of Von Recklinghausen's disease incude:

Treatments for Von Recklinghausen's disease (Neurofibromatosis)

Treatments for Von Recklinghausen's disease (Neurofibromatosis) include:

Treatment of Von Recklinghausen's disease: For more treatment information about Von Recklinghausen's disease, see treatment of Neurofibromatosis (Von Recklinghausen's disease)

Von Recklinghausen's disease: Article Excerpts about Neurofibromatosis

The neurofibromatoses are genetic disorders of the nervous system that primarily affect the development and growth of ... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Neurofibromatosis Information Page: NINDS)

Von Recklinghausen's disease: Related Disease Topics

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