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Help! Is it possible to have a lot of cafe au lait spots and not have neurofibromatosis?

Help! Is it possible to have a lot of cafe au lait spots and not have neurofibromatosis?

Possible: NIH diagnostic criteria for NF1 with two or more of following features:1)6 or more café-au-lait macules over 5 mm in diameter prepubertal individuals over 15 mm in greatest diameter in postpubertal..2) 2or more neurofibromas or one plexiform neurofibroma.3)Freckling in armpit or groin areas4)Optic glioma (optic nerve tumor)5) > 2 Lisch nodules(iris of eye)6)typical bone lesions 7)1deg relative nf1 ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Neurofibromatosis (Definition)

Neurofibromatosis is a genetic condition characterized by caf_ au lait spots, which are pigmented patches of skin, and benign ...Read more


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Can a person with neurofibromatosis have a normal life?

Can a person with neurofibromatosis have a normal life?

Yes: And i'm hoping your one of the many with neurofibromatosis who live a happy, healthy and otherwise normal life. ...Read more

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Will a person with neurofibromatosis have a normal life?

Majority do: Most patients with type 1 neurofibromatosis have mild involvement and live relatively normal lives. Patients with severe involvement can have deformity of bones and large amount of overgrowth of tumors.If severe in infant or young child sometimes can be fatal. ...Read more

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I have Neurofibromatosis. Is it normal to have fluid come out of tumors?

Unusual: most are quite firm and solid. I can envision one with bleeding, infection,or necrosis having some fluid but that would be at the unusual end of the spectrum. Some other cyst also could be intermingled with a neurofibroma ...Read more

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Is it normal for optic nerve tumors to cause impairment in vision (neurofibromatosis 1)?

Is it normal for optic nerve tumors to cause impairment in vision (neurofibromatosis 1)?

Usually: The symptoms are caused by tumor growing and pressing on the optic nerve and nearby structures. Symptoms may include: •involuntary eyeball movement, eyes bulging outward, squinting, loss of vision in one or both eyes leading to eventual blindness this may be losso of peripheral vision or more general loss. ...Read more

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What is neurofibromatosis?

What is neurofibromatosis?

Nerve ; brain tumors: Neurofibromatosis, inherited problem, with varying degrees of involvement from mild to severe. Neurofibroma is benign tumor that originates from the nerve cells.Tumors usually arise from nerves in the skin or jut under the skin.Type 1 usually appears in children with brown flat skin spots, freckling in armpits, and soft tumors under the skin and sometimes bone deformity.Type 2 usually brain tumors. ...Read more

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Could anybody get neurofibromatosis?

Congenital condition: Neurofibromatosis is an autosomal dominant genetic disease, meaning if one of your parents has the disease you have a 50% chance of inheriting the disease. There are also instances of spontaneous mutation in about half of cases where an individual has the disease but it is not seen in family members. Either way, you are born with the condition, but may not see symptoms until later. ...Read more

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Is neurofibromatosis a rare disease?

Is neurofibromatosis a rare disease?

Define rare: At 1/4000 births this is relatively common compared to many genetically influenced afflictions. About a 3rd are new mutations and the others are passed from an affected parent to half their offspring. ...Read more

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What are the tests for neurofibromatosis?

Clinical diagnosis: The best test for neutofibromatosis is a physical examination by a practitioner familiar with the nih criteria. ...Read more

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