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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Neurofibromatosis (Overview)

Neurofibromatosis is a genetic condition characterized by caf_ au lait spots, which are pigmented patches of skin, and benign tumors of nerve tissue.


Dr. Gerald Mandell
160 doctors shared insights

Neurofibromatosis (Overview)

Neurofibromatosis is a genetic condition characterized by caf_ au lait spots, which are pigmented patches of skin, and benign tumors of nerve tissue.


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Would a diagnosis of neurofibromatosis 1 be a disqualifier for being a living kidney donor?

Would a diagnosis of neurofibromatosis 1 be a disqualifier for being a living kidney donor?

No: As you are not transmitting genetic disease as in sperm donor , if you are healthy and your own health is not at risk , kidney donation is permissible ...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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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 can I know if I have neurofibromatosis?

How can I know if I have neurofibromatosis?

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

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If I treat neurofibromatosis will it be gone, or do I need to keep worrying? I have so much on my mind.

Its In your genes: If you do have one of the many forms of nf you have it forever. Treatment programs focus on early detection of some of the possible complications (abnormal growths in vital areas) & educating you on your form. Many cases represent new mutations. Some are inherited from parents who never knew they carried the genes. Your dr can refer you to a genetic counselor to begin your orientation. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had a question about neurofibromatosis, can it treated in any kind of way or does it have to require surgery by a doctor?

Neurofibromatoma: NF is a disease of many manifestations and a wide range of severities - it is typically treated only when a tumor has shown significant growth, pain or signs of degeneration. ...Read more

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Is there a cure or treatment for neurofibromatosis?

Is there a cure or treatment for neurofibromatosis?

Neurofibromatosis: There is no cure for neurofibromatosis and the goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms. Painful cutaneous and subcutaneous tumors and those that occur on visible areas of the body may be removed surgically. Surgery also may be performed to remove schwannomas and nerve tissue tumors (neurofibromas) that cause pain, sensory loss, and loss of function. ...Read more

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Are there any proven effective treatments for neurofibromatosis?

Are there any proven effective treatments for neurofibromatosis?

Not yet!: No cure. I would however recommend seeing a dermatologist. They can help monitor for other associated conditions in addition to the skin. There are different subsets and severities of neurofibromatosis (nf). They can help make the diagnosis, excise neurofibromas and coordinate care if needed (ophthalmology, neurology, ent, orthopedics, genetics). ...Read more

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