A 39-year-old female asked:
If child has nf1 and parents are negative, but were told it could be in reproductive cells, is it possible for 2nd child to not have it, but 3rd does?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 35 years experience
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 having a separate new mutation causing NF. Realize that every child in the world has a rare chance of getting a new mutation causing NF. No worries... unless one's geneticist feels there is a reason to worry. If so, the geneticist can evaluate more.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
1.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 28, 2017
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$44 video appointments with $19/month membership*
*Billed $57 every 3 months. Cancel anytime.
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.