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Neurofibromatosis-1: Introduction

Neurofibromatosis-1: Genetic disorder often leading to tumors on nerves. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Neurofibromatosis-1 is available below.

Symptoms of Neurofibromatosis-1

Treatments for Neurofibromatosis-1

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis-1?

Neurofibromatosis-1: Complications

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Causes of Neurofibromatosis-1

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Disease Topics Related To Neurofibromatosis-1

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Neurofibromatosis-1: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Neurofibromatosis-1

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially misdiagnosed as a more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, more »

Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi. See melanoma and spitz more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This more »

Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed. more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of more »

Neurofibromatosis-1: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Neurofibromatosis-1

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Neurofibromatosis-1: Rare Types

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Neurofibromatosis-1: Animations

Prognosis for Neurofibromatosis-1

Prognosis for Neurofibromatosis-1: NF1 is usually mild, though it can sometimes be severe.

Research about Neurofibromatosis-1

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Clinical Trials for Neurofibromatosis-1

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Neurofibromatosis-1

Neurofibromatosis-1: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Neurofibromatosis-1:

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 - (Source - Diseases Database)

Neurofibromatosis-1 is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Neurofibromatosis-1, or a subtype of Neurofibromatosis-1, 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 Neurofibromatosis-1 as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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