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Help! Is it possible to have a lot of cafe au lait spots and not have neurofibromatosis?

Help! Is it possible to have a lot of cafe au lait spots and not have neurofibromatosis?

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 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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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 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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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 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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Please help me? What is neurofibromatosis?

Neurofibromatosis: Neurofibromatosis or nf is an inherited disorder or one that occur spontaneously in a patient. It is a disorder that involves the nerves, structures that carry information from the brain to outlying parts of our bodies. In nf there are tumors, which in most cases are benign that arise from these nerves. The disease is extremely variable in how it affects a patient. ...Read more

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I have neurofibromatosis. What should i do?

Get information: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/neurofibromatosis/detail_neurofibromatosis.htm This is website with a lot of accurate information, ...Read more

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