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Who gets nf?

Who gets nf?

Inherited or new : Neurofibromatosis can be passed from parent to child as an autosomal dominant trait, meaning an affected parent can pass a single gene to their son/daughter and they get the disease. At least half of nf cases arise as a new gene mutation in a kid. ...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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I am overwhelmed. Please explain nf to me.

I am overwhelmed. Please explain nf to me.

NF 1, very briefly: Nf 1, from a gene mutation; on chromisome 17, has highly variable medical & neurodevelopmental manifestations. Nerve tumors form on/under skin, in brain & other areas of nervous system, & other parts of body. Genetics, psychology, development, tumor and vision specialists are some drs. Who help patients with nf. Learning disorders & adhd often occur. www.ctf.org has complete info & resources. ...Read more

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Is there any research is being done on neurofibromatosis (nf)?

Yes: Research teams located the exact position of the NF1 gene on chromosome 17.Product of NF1 gene is a large and complex protein called neurofibromin,which is primarily active in nervous cells as a regulator of cell division.Intensive efforts have let to the identification of the NF2 gene on chromosome 22. NF2 gene product is a tumor-suppressor protein called merlin.Ongoing research to discover genes ...Read more

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Im male 28y weight 80kg im not getting nightfall from last 2 years previously iwas getting nf frequently.Is that normal?Isthat mean sexpower reducing?

No: Nightfall is at its' most common shortley after puberty. It reduces in frequency if you ejaculate during the day by masturbation or having sex. Also reduces naturally as men age. Is not related to loss of "sexpower". ...Read more

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Is the a speical doctor for nf patients?

Sometimes: Physicians for care of nf1 vary according to severity of involvement. Most cases are mild and do not require attention more than usual patients. Severe involvement with brain tumors requires neurologist/neurosurgeon, bone problems such as pseudarthrosis , scoliosis, extremity enlargement orthopedic surgeon, learning disorders psychologist, tumors oncologist, and abdominal issues general surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes nf?

What causes nf?

Neurofibromatosis?: If by nf you mean neurofibromatosis, it is either of two diseases that are inherited dominantly (parent to child, 50% odds). You can help yourself by learning more about them and being a good partner with your physician. ...Read more

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What type of arthis does nf cause?

Von Recklinghausen: Neurofibromatosis type 1 can affect bones and joints. It causes a condition called pseudoarthrosis. The type 2 can also, but mainly the spine. ...Read more

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What makes nf so difficult and expensive to manage?

NF?: Please re ask and let us know what nf is and be specific about management. ...Read more

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I have nf 1. Its causes seizers but i can't take meds. How can I stop them with out meds?

Work with doc: A seizure disorder is worrisome & if related to a structural defect like in nf, it can be a progressive problem. You say you can't take meds ? You may not have been tolerant to those tried before but their are many that could help that you should try before giving up. Work with a neurologist & come up with a workable plan. ...Read more

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Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more