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What Is The Difference Between Neurofibromatosis1 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: 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 2 more doctor answers
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
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 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
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