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Is there a connection between sarcoidosis and neurofibromatosis?

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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener answered

Specializes in Dermatology

No: Neurofibromatosis is a genetic condition that affects patients from birth. Sarcoidosis is an acquired disease, albeit with some genetic predisposition. The two are not linked however, as far as i know.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Wendell Goins answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

No: Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that results in the formation of neurofibromas(nerve tumors) that can occur wherever nerves are located(anywhere and everywhere).Sarcoidosis is a condition that is not fully understood but is believed to be an aqquired condition(possibly exposure to a pathogen?) it affects the lungs mostly but can also affect the skin and other organs such as the heart.

Answered 12/9/2015

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Dr. Gerald Mandell answered

Specializes in Nuclear Medicine

Not same: Both involve eyes, skin differently.Sarcoidosis,growth of tiny collections of inflammatory cells in different parts of your body,most commonly lungs,lymph nodes, eyes and skin.NF1 abnormal growth of nerve cells, characterized by multiple café au lait spots (patches of tan,light brown skin) and neurofibromas (soft, fleshy growths) on or under the skin.Sometimes bone deformity,overgrowth,scoliosis.

Answered 8/11/2014

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