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Is Nf Contagious
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer