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Please let me know if there is a cure for von recklinghausen's disease?

Please let me know if there is a cure for von recklinghausen's disease?

No: that is the old-fashioned term for neurofibromatosis type 1. This genetic disease varies considerably and how it affects a given individual. You may review information online at http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Neurofibromatosis/Pages/Symptoms.aspx ...Read more

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What are the tests for von recklinghausen's disease?

What are the tests for von recklinghausen's disease?

Clinical & genetic: The diagnosis is primarily clinical based on skin lesions. There are two major genetic forms and diagnosis may be confirmed by genetic testing. See the site below: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/neurofibromatosis/neurofibromatosis.Htm. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of von recklinghausen's disease?

What are the symptoms of von recklinghausen's disease?

Tan/brown spots: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (von recklinghausen's) is diagnosed if the patient has two or more neurofibromas, six or more "cafe au lait" spots (>1.5 cm in adults), many freckles in the armpits, affected relative . Other diagnostic criteria require doctor: optic gliomas (tumors behind the eye), 2 or more lisch nodules (found in iris of eye), and certain bone lesions. 2 or more of above needed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for von recklinghausen's disease?

What is the treatment for von recklinghausen's disease?

None specific: The diagnosis is primarily clinical based on skin lesions. There are two major genetic forms and diagnosis may be confirmed by genetic testing. Treatment is based on the symptoms and organ system affected. See the site below: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/neurofibromatosis/neurofibromatosis.Htm. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a cure for von recklinghausen's disease neurofibromas?

Please let me know if there is a cure for von recklinghausen's disease neurofibromas?

Neurofibromatosis: The quick answer is no but hopefully in the future the genetics people will be able to manipulate the gene that causes this disorder and stop the progression. At the moment we do not have that ability. ...Read more

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What is 5th disease?

What is 5th disease?

Viral illness: Fifth disease is a common usually mild viral illness that generally causes a distinctive "slapped face" rash on children. Complications are rare and it usually no treatment is needed. See www.Healthychildren.Org for more information. ...Read more

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Lymn disease symptoms?

Lymn disease symptoms?

Early vs late: Early symptoms of lymes (right after bite) can include a specific rash at the site of the bite, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, fever, and swollen glands. One can also have neurological changes, eye concerns, and even heart concerns. Later symptoms usually include joint pain, neurological changes, and chronic skin changes. ...Read more

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What causes 5th disease?

Parvovirus B19: Fifth disease, also known as erythema infectiosum, is a common infection caused by parvovirus b19. The virus causes fever, muscle aches and headache for about 7-10 days, then produces the characteristic "slapped cheek" appearing rash on the face. This rash can be itchy and spread to the trunk, arms and legs. ...Read more

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