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Is There Any Difference Between Neurofibromatosis 1 And Neurofibromatosis 2
Possible: NIH diagnostic criteria for NF1 with two or more of following features:1)6 or more café-au-lait macules over 5 mm in diameter prepubertal individuals over 15 mm in greatest diameter in postpubertal..2) 2or more neurofibromas or one plexiform neurofibroma.3)Freckling in armpit or groin areas4)Optic glioma (optic nerve tumor)5) > 2 Lisch nodules(iris of eye)6)typical bone lesions 7)1deg relative nf1 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Etiology: Neurofibromatosis (nf) 1 is called von recklinghouse, caused by single gene disorder on chromosome 17, causes non-cancerous lumps. Nf 2 also called central nf is a mutation of merlin in chromosome 22q12, 10% of all nf and causes bilateral acoustic tumors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Etiology: Nf 1 also called von recklinhausen, caused by single gene disorder on chromosome 17 and causes non cancerous lumps. Nf 2 also called central neurofibromatosis caused by mutation of merlin in chromosome 22q12. 10% of all nf and causes bilateral acoustic tumors. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends amt. of nf: Congenital generalized (disseminated) neurofibromatosis (detected prenatally) is associated with a poor prognosis, with a mortality rate of 92%. Survival rates for patients detected before and after birth were 28% and 62%.However most cases of nf are focal and not disseminated without evidence of increased infantile mortality rate. In people with nf the overall decrease in life span is about 8 yrs. ...Read more
Usually: The symptoms are caused by tumor growing and pressing on the optic nerve and nearby structures. Symptoms may include: •involuntary eyeball movement, eyes bulging outward, squinting, loss of vision in one or both eyes leading to eventual blindness this may be losso of peripheral vision or more general loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: Despite multiple attempts at diagnosis, there is no sure diagnosis of the disease joseph merrick suffered from. It was thought for many years he had nf, though he may have had proteus disease. There are numerous conditions that can cause extreme deformities that look similar. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it true that eating a vegetarian diet particularly one that includes a lot of soy will aggregate neurofibromatosis? Many thanks
Is there anything that can be done about neurofibromatosis ? Either to slow or stop the growth of new tumors? Reduce the size of existing ones?
not usually: Many women with nf1 note increase in growth of preexisting tumors during pregnancy.Adults with nf1 acquire more tumors with age.Nfs develop gradually over time, may continue to grow in size for period of time.Nothing person can do to prevent. Nf. May be removed by surgery or occasionally by laser. If neurofibroma is removed, may or may not grow back.No effect by foods, smoking, caffeine or heat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had neurofibromatosis type ii, i feel numbness right above knee ocationally one day after cycling , could it be ligament tore?I had muscleache there
Consult physician: Probably related to exercise endeavor. However consult your physician.About 50% of patients develop spinal lesions.40% of the spinal lesions are symptomatic. Spinal tumours separated in two groups. Intramedullary lesions in spinal tissue belong to spinal astrocytomas or ependymomas. Extramedullary lesions in space between the surface of spinal cord & bony wall of canal, schwannomas & meningiomas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NF 1 is caused by : mutations of the NF gene, 17q11.2. Clinical course varies widely depending largely on location & size of brain, skin, eye & other tumors. Initial evaluations by a geneticist, ped. neurologist, ped. ophthalmologist, developmental/behavioral pediatrician. & Early Intervention, http://www.dds.ca.gov/EarlyStart/home.cfm., guide management. Learning Disabilities & ADHD are common. See www.ctf.org. ...Read more
NO : Tow distinct gene mutations. Neurofibroma nf i & nf ii are both inhirted tppe i will show cutaneous, neurological and ortho malformations.Tend to be non cancerous nf ii is less frequent ( i in 40000 ) less skin lesions more neuroligical tumors, like maningiomas, bil aucoatic neuromas, schiwanomas, gliomas is part of misme syndrome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I have neurofibromatosis but I ain't show if it's type 1 of type 2 does anyone know how 2 find out?
Physician for help: Neurofibromatosis,inherited,with varying involvement from mild to severe.Neurofibroma is benign tumor that originates from the nerve cells.Tumors usually arise from nerves in or under skin.Type1 usually appears in children with brown flat skin spots, freckling in armpits, and soft tumors under skin and sometimes bone deformity.Type 2 usually brain tumors,vestibular schwannomas,acoustic neuromas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hugely variable: No two cases are alike, and the illness is modified by other genes. One of the board members of one of my medical schools was a successful and popular physician who had the illness. Best wishes. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my son has neurofibromatosis type 1 and hi is only 2years old what can I expect ?
See genetics special: Since you are on the internet at this site, I'm sure you have already educated yourself about the risks of learning disabilities, vision issues, cancer, high blood pressure, seizures, skin tumors etc. The complications can be very diverse, and many children have limited issues. A genetics specialist would be better suited to discuss this with you, and direct you to the appropriate specialist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sister has NEUROFIBROMATOSIS type 2. She only has the cafe spots on her body. Will I develop it too? Is there a chance she will get a tumor? :(
Neurofibromatosis: Are you certain your sister has NF2? What about NF1? The reason for asking is that cafe au lait spots are not used to diagnose NF2. What about your parents? Many cases are spontaneous, and you may never develop symptoms of NF. It depends on which type we are talking about and what other family members have it. Once you are sure of the diagnosis then your questions may be answered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: As you know, neurofibromatosis type 1 (nf1) can affect some people mildly, but in others it can cause serious birth defects. The chance that a sperm donor might pass the nf1 mutation to his biological child is 50% for each pregnancy. This would probably be considered an excessively high risk, so i suspect that sperm (and egg) donors with confirmed nf1 would not be invited to donate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: Nf is very variable in expression and progression.Nf1 can affect the skin(neurofibromas, cafe au lait spots) , eyes( gliomas), bones( scoliosis and pseudarthrosis)nerves with neurofibromas, and a person's general constitution (adhd and mental retardation).More severe cases are usually detected earlier in life.Brain areas of dysplasia or tumor can occur.Neurologist and possible mr of brain suggested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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