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please help! what is the infant mortality rate of neurofibromatosis 1?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Depends amt. of nf: Congenital generalized (disseminated) neurofibromatosis (detected prenatally) is associated with a poor prognosis, with a mortality rate of 92%. Survival rates for patients detected before and after birth were 28% and 62%.However most cases of nf are focal and not disseminated without evidence of increased infantile mortality rate. In people with nf the overall decrease in life span is about 8 yrs.

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If a baby has low muscle tone, will they be able to stand and walk eventually?

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Is it ok to make a 2 month old baby sit upright. Won't it hurt her back bone?

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