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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
NO: Nf is a genetic disosrder that can predispose patient to tumors, mostly benign such as neurofibromas tumors of skin and other tissues .Plexiform neurofibromas are deeper tumors that affect nerves. These rarely become malignant. Other tumors can involve optic nerve (gliomas) , acoustic nerves (neuromas), meningiomas, astrocytoma brain, intestinal tumors (carcinoids)and adrenal pheochromocytomas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sun protection: Sun exposure can make cafe au lait spots darker, but does not mean that the NF is getting more severe or progressing. The problem with tanning is sun exposure. Melanoma has been reported in few patients with nf1, mainly females. Protection from sun is advised to patients with and without nf. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Possibly: Neurofibromatosis type 1 can occasionally cause serious birth defects, including very weak spots of the long bones in the arms or, more commonly, the legs. These are called pseudoarthroses and can be places where fractures happen very easily and can be nearly impossible to fix. In those cases, amputation and fitting for an artificial limb can greatly improve mobility and independence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Congenital condition: Neurofibromatosis is an autosomal dominant genetic disease, meaning if one of your parents has the disease you have a 50% chance of inheriting the disease. There are also instances of spontaneous mutation in about half of cases where an individual has the disease but it is not seen in family members. Either way, you are born with the condition, but may not see symptoms until later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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