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if i have nf1 what is the chance that i will have a child with nf1

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
NF1??: Please be more specific about nf1. I cannot help you with something if I do not understand the question. I do not know this abbreviation nf1.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Neurofibromatosis: If you mean neurofibromatosis1, there is a 50% likelihood of the child inheriting the defective gene and the disease. It is an autosomal dominant dis ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Fifty % for each: If this is really NF1, each child has a 50% chance of inheriting it. Talk with your physicians about options for preimplantation testing, and what oth ... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
31 years experience Pediatrics
Developmental Tests: Neurofibromatosis causes unusual growth of tissue along the nerves, putting pressure on affected nerves and causing nerve damage and loss of functio ... Read More
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe, maybe not : Neurofibromatosis doesn't necessarily lead to developmental or intellectual delay. It's more of a structural problem. If a neurofibroma is ina critic ... Read More
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Dr. E is right, plus: Adhd & both language--based & non-verbal learning disabilities occur in 30-65% of people with nf 1. A learning disability means one's iq is in the nor ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Negligable: The incidence of NF is cited as 1/4000 with about 30% as new mutations. Since your child is a new mutation, the risk would be much less than 1/4000. S ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Yonemura
36 years experience Neurosurgery
Neurofibromatosis: Neurofibromatosis is a problem involving an overgrowth of the insulation around the nerves. Since there are nerves everywhere in the body, the tumors ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
20 years experience Pediatric Urology
Neurologist: I would recommend you talk to your sons neurologist. This is all information they can cover with you.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
New mutation?: If neither parent carries a mutation for NF (neurofibromatosis), then the affected child is a new mutation. Each future child has a very rare risk of ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
51 years experience Pediatrics
Tumors-seen and unse: Nf - autosomal dominant disorder in which neurofibromas grow and while these tumors may be benign, they often impinge on vital structures, compressing ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Neurofibromatosis: Are you certain your sister has NF2? What about NF1? The reason for asking is that cafe au lait spots are not used to diagnose NF2. What about your ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Progressive disorder: Nf1 is a genetic defect that progresses with age. It is a condition of brown spots on the body and soft tumors on the nerves. Some patients only hav ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Usually not: Both i & ii neurofibromatosis ( nf i &ii ) are autosomal dominent genetic disorders with over lapping symptoms nf i is by abnormality in chromos ... Read More
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