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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

Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Neurofibromatosis (Definition)

A genetic condition characterized by cafe 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)?

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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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?

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?

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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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

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Is there a test for nf?

Is there a test for nf?

Yes: Nf (neurofibriomatosis) is a inherited genetic disease, could be tested even in unborn if one of the parent has ii, from amniocentesis. ...Read more

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Does nf have a treatment or cure?

Does nf have a treatment or cure?

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

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I wanted to know is cancer common with nf type 1?

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

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I'm having very frequent nightfalls. Are my nerves weak? And are NF cure capsules effective?

I'm having very frequent nightfalls. Are my nerves weak? And are NF cure capsules effective?

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

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Is there a pre natal test available for nf? How soon can you do it without risking mom or baby

Is there a pre natal test available for nf? How soon can you do it without risking mom or baby

Prenatal testing for: The nf1 mutation of chromosome 17q11.2 is done using amniocentesis or chorionic villous sampling procedures when one parent has tested positive for the mutation. See comment below. My answer was truncated, some how. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Neurofibromatosis: Yes. Prenatal testing with amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling can detect Neurofibromatosis Type 1. NF-1 occurs as a gene mutation on chromosome 17. Half the cases are inherited as autosomal dominant and half of the cases can be spontaneous. ...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

Contagious (Definition)

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