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What is Neurofibromatosis-2?

What is Neurofibromatosis-2?

  • Neurofibromatosis-2: Genetic disorder often leading to tumors on nerves.
  • Neurofibromatosis-2: An autosomal dominant disorder characterized by a high incidence of bilateral acoustic neuromas as well as schwannomas (NEURILEMMOMA) of other cranial and peripheral nerves, and other benign intracranial tumors including meningiomas, ependymomas, spinal neurofibromas, and gliomas. The disease has been linked to mutations of the NF2 gene (GENES, NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 2) on chromosome 22 (22q12) and usually presents clinically in the first or second decade of life.
    Source - Diseases Database

Neurofibromatosis-2 is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Neurofibromatosis-2, or a subtype of Neurofibromatosis-2, 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-2 as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Neurofibromatosis-2: Introduction

Types of Neurofibromatosis-2:

Broader types of Neurofibromatosis-2:

How many people get Neurofibromatosis-2?

Prevalance of Neurofibromatosis-2: 1 per 25,000 people suffer from neurofibromatosis type 2, Genetics Home Reference website
Prevalance Rate of Neurofibromatosis-2: approx 1 in 25,000 or 0.00% or 10,880 people in USA [about data]

Who gets Neurofibromatosis-2?

Patient Profile for Neurofibromatosis-2: Teens or early adults, this is when most start to see symptoms.

How serious is Neurofibromatosis-2?

Complications of Neurofibromatosis-2: see complications of Neurofibromatosis-2

What causes Neurofibromatosis-2?

Causes of Neurofibromatosis-2: see causes of Neurofibromatosis-2

What are the symptoms of Neurofibromatosis-2?

Symptoms of Neurofibromatosis-2: see symptoms of Neurofibromatosis-2

Complications of Neurofibromatosis-2: see complications of Neurofibromatosis-2

Can anyone else get Neurofibromatosis-2?

More information: see contagiousness of Neurofibromatosis-2
Inheritance: see inheritance of Neurofibromatosis-2

Inheritance of genetic conditions: see details in inheritance of genetic diseases.

Neurofibromatosis-2: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Neurofibromatosis-2.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Neurofibromatosis-2.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Neurofibromatosis-2: Medical Geneticist, Neurologist' ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Neurofibromatosis-2.
Treatments for Neurofibromatosis-2: see treatments for Neurofibromatosis-2
Research for Neurofibromatosis-2: see research for Neurofibromatosis-2

Organs Affected by Neurofibromatosis-2:

Organs and body systems related to Neurofibromatosis-2 include:

Name and Aliases of Neurofibromatosis-2

Main name of condition: Neurofibromatosis-2

Class of Condition for Neurofibromatosis-2: genetic autosomal

Other names or spellings for Neurofibromatosis-2:

neurofibromatosis type 2, NF2, bilateral acoustic neurofibromatosis, neurofibromatosis type II, Central type neurofibromatosis, acoustic neurinoma, bilateral, Neurofibromatosis, central type, Acoustic schwannomas, bilateral

Acoustic neurofibromatosis Source - Diseases Database

Acoustic neurinoma, bilateral, Acoustic schwannomas, bilateral, Bilateral acoustic neurofibromatosis, NF 2, Neurofibromatosis, central type, Neurofibromatosis, central type, Neurofibromatosis type 2, Acoustic neurinoma, bilateral, Acoustic schwannomas, bilateral, Bilateral acoustic neurofibromatosis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Neurofibromatosis-2: Related Conditions

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