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Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1)

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1): Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1) is available below.

Symptoms of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1)

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1)?

Causes of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1)

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Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1): Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-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, occur due to various medical conditions, 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 milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. 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 is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for which the more »

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

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is 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 of symptoms can occur in post-concussion syndrome more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See misdiagnosis 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 multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of Vitamin B12 more »

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1): Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1)

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Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1): Rare Types

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Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1): Animations

Prognosis for Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1)

Prognosis for 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)

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More information about Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1)

  1. Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1): Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Prognosis

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