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My son has neurofibromatosis type 1 and he is only 2 years old. what symptoms can i expect?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
NF 1 is caused by : mutations of the NF gene, 17q11.2. Clinical course varies widely depending largely on location & size of brain, skin, eye & other tumors. Initial evaluations by a geneticist, ped. neurologist, ped. ophthalmologist, developmental/behavioral pediatrician. & Early Intervention, http://www.dds.ca.gov/EarlyStart/home.cfm., guide management. Learning Disabilities & ADHD are common. See www.ctf.org.

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Last updated Apr 21, 2019

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