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What is Neurocutaneous melanosis?

What is Neurocutaneous melanosis?

  • Neurocutaneous melanosis: A rare genetic disorder characterized by melanosis of the skin and central nervous system deterioration.

Neurocutaneous melanosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Neurocutaneous melanosis, or a subtype of Neurocutaneous melanosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Neurocutaneous melanosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Neurocutaneous melanosis: Introduction

Types of Neurocutaneous melanosis:

Broader types of Neurocutaneous melanosis:

How serious is Neurocutaneous melanosis?

Complications of Neurocutaneous melanosis: see complications of Neurocutaneous melanosis

What causes Neurocutaneous melanosis?

Causes of Neurocutaneous melanosis: see causes of Neurocutaneous melanosis

What are the symptoms of Neurocutaneous melanosis?

Symptoms of Neurocutaneous melanosis: see symptoms of Neurocutaneous melanosis

Complications of Neurocutaneous melanosis: see complications of Neurocutaneous melanosis

Neurocutaneous melanosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Neurocutaneous melanosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Neurocutaneous melanosis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Neurocutaneous melanosis: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Neurocutaneous melanosis.
Treatments for Neurocutaneous melanosis: see treatments for Neurocutaneous melanosis
Research for Neurocutaneous melanosis: see research for Neurocutaneous melanosis

Name and Aliases of Neurocutaneous melanosis

Main name of condition: Neurocutaneous melanosis

Other names or spellings for Neurocutaneous melanosis:

Neurocutaneous melanosis syndrome

Melanosis, neurocutaneous, Neurocutaneous melanosis syndrome, Neurocutaneous melanosis syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Neurocutaneous melanosis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Neurocutaneous melanosis:

  • Congenital melanocytic nevi
  • Leptomeningeal melanoma
  • Malignnat pigment cell tumours
  • Benign pigment cell tumours

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