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What to do if i have neurofibromatosis but i ain't show if it's type 1 of type 2 does anyone know how 2 find out?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
NEUROFIBROMATOSIS: TypeI is characterized by hyper pigmented macules and NEUROFIBROMAS. Type II is the eight nerve tumors. Results on mutations of gene in chromosome 17 and 22 respectively.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Physician for help: Neurofibromatosis,inherited,with varying involvement from mild to severe.Neurofibroma is benign tumor that originates from the nerve cells.Tumors usually arise from nerves in or under skin.Type1 usually appears in children with brown flat skin spots, freckling in armpits, and soft tumors under skin and sometimes bone deformity.Type 2 usually brain tumors,vestibular schwannomas,acoustic neuromas.

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