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Is Nf Contagious
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
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
I have a child with nf, she's spontanous, not me or my hubby have it, so if I do a cvs can we know if second child has nf too?
I'd advise it: One of you may be a mosaic and have many germ cells affected. ...Read more
I'm male 28y weight 80kg im not getting nightfall from last 2 years previously iwas getting nf frequently. Is that normal? Isthat mean sexpower reducing?
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
NF?: Please re ask and let us know what nf is and be specific about management. ...Read more
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
What to do if I have nf type 1 I'm perfectly heathly and no disformities can I join the marines when I turn 18 I'm 16 years ol?
Neurofibromatosis: NF1 is a complex disease and has many manifestations and if you are healthy with no tumors and in particular any growing ones then you are doing well. As for joining the US Marines it is unlikely they will accept you with that diagnosis do to the long term possibilites. ...Read more
Neurofibromatosis: Nf is a collection of genetic diseases that have no cure. When you have it, management requires observation & occasional studies to detect certain complicating issues before they can cause trouble. Surgical intervention may be required in some forms of the disease. Some forms never need any extra help. ...Read more
Rare but does occur: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a hereditary condition commonly associated with multiple café-au-lait spots on the skin. These are light brown in color, and in many instances continue to progress with the conversion to malignant melanoma. Many of the patients develop a number of neurofibromas (benign) They are often seen as raised bumps on the skin. Occassionally one can convert to sarcoma. ...Read more
You're fine: You're nineteen years old and should be treasuring this time in your life, rather than letting some quack "spiritual" or "health" advisor frighten you about your nocturnal emissions. They're normal, healthy, and a part of your life that you should be enjoying. Talk to a reasonable older guy -- maybe even Dad -- about your new body & the responsibilities and joys it brings. ...Read more
My son is 4 week old at what age can you tell if he would have neofibermentosis sorry if I spelled it wrong I was born with nf as well?
Varies: Nf can manifest rarely at birth with deformity of tibia, plexiform neurofibromas with skin discoloration, enlargement of head, and overgrowth or undergrowth of extremity. More commonly nf gradually appears with development of brown flat spots and soft nodules under the skin. The brown (café-au-lai) spots are the main symptom of neurofibromatosis. Freckling of armpits is another symptom. ...Read more
Have nf child, spontanous case, not my or hubby have it, if I do a maternit21 test insted of cvs or amnio...can we stll know if second child has nf too?
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
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
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
Long history: Von Recklinghausen's (NF1) has pictorial history, dating back to thirteenth century. In 1768, Akenside published a scientifically-based description of NF1, recognizing that scholars such as Parè and Aldrovandi, in fact suffered from a disorder of the nerves. Neuromas of NF1 were first detailed by Smith in 1849, but Frederick von Recklinghausen is credited with its discovery and coined the name. ...Read more
Neurofibromatosis: Neurofibromatosis or nf is an inherited disorder or one that occur spontaneously in a patient. It is a disorder that involves the nerves, structures that carry information from the brain to outlying parts of our bodies. In nf there are tumors, which in most cases are benign that arise from these nerves. The disease is extremely variable in how it affects a patient. ...Read more
Many signs: Physician with physical exam can detect many signs of nf. Symptoms of nf1, most common form may be seen at birth and may include light brown spots on the skin ("cafe-au-lait" spots), two or more growths on the iris of the eye, a tumor of optic nerve, a larger than normal head circumference, development of subcutaneous nodules or neurofibromas, abnormal spine, tibia, or other bone. ...Read more