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What is Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1)?

What is Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1)?

  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1): Neurofibromatosis Type 1 is a genetic disorder often leading to the development of nerve tumors. The condition is also characterized by skin pigmentation abnormalities.

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1): Introduction

Types of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1):

Broader types of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1):

How serious is Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1)?

Prognosis of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1): In most cases, symptoms of NF1 are mild, and patients live normal and productive lives. In some cases, however, NF1 can be severely debilitating. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Neurofibromatosis Information Page: NINDS) ... In some cases of NF2, the damage to nearby vital structures, such as other cranial nerves and the brainstem, can be life-threatening. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Neurofibromatosis Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1)?

Causes of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1): see causes of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1)

What are the symptoms of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1)?

Symptoms of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1): see symptoms of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1)

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1): Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1).

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1).

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1): Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1).
Treatments for Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1): see treatments for Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1)

Name and Aliases of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1)

Main name of condition: Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1)

Other names or spellings for Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1):

Neurofibromatosis type 1, NF-1

 

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