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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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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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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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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 are the tests for neurofibromatosis?

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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How soon can you test for neurofibromatosis? My gf is three months along.

How soon can you test for neurofibromatosis? My gf is three months along.

If family history: There are prenatal genetic tests for neurofibromatosis. While test results can provide very important information for future parents. Genetic tests available today can be performed only when there is a family history of nf; prenatal tests include chorionic villus sampling can be performed at 10 weeks gestation. Amnioncentesis is performed at 16 weeks. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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