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Is there any difference between neurofibromatosis and elephant man's disese?

Is there any difference between neurofibromatosis and elephant man's disese?

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 more

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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 type of arthis does nf cause?

Von Recklinghausen: Neurofibromatosis type 1 can affect bones and joints. It causes a condition called pseudoarthrosis. The type 2 can also, but mainly the spine. ...Read more

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What to do if I have nf type 1 I'm perfectly heathly and no disformities can I join the marines when I turn 18 I'm 16 years ol?

Neurofibromatosis: NF1 is a complex disease and has many manifestations and if you are healthy with no tumors and in particular any growing ones then you are doing well. as for joining the US Marines it is unlikely they will accept you with that diagnosis do to the long term possibilites. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is cancer common with nf type 1?

Rare but does occur: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a hereditary condition commonly associated with multiple café-au-lait spots on the skin. These are light brown in color, and in many instances continue to progress with the conversion to malignant melanoma. Many of the patients develop a number of neurofibromas (benign) They are often seen as raised bumps on the skin. Occassionally one can convert to sarcoma. ...Read more

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Can a person with neurofibromatosis type 2 die young?

NF-2: The average life expectancy for someone with NF2 is 65 years of age with appropriate screening and intervention. ...Read more

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How long can someone with neurofibromatosis type 2 live?

How long can someone with neurofibromatosis type 2 live?

Neurofibromatosis: It depends on how severely affected the patient is with the disorder. The earlier the diagnosis and the most number of lesions and location (particularly in the spine and brain) diagnosed can affect how long someone will live. In my practice I have adults doing well in the midlife yet have lost patients to the disorder as teenagers so it is very variable. ...Read more

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What to do if I have neurofibromatosis but I ain't show if it's type 1 of type 2 does anyone know how 2 find out?

What to do if I have neurofibromatosis but I ain't show if it's type 1 of type 2 does anyone know how 2 find out?

Physician for help: Neurofibromatosis,inherited,with varying involvement from mild to severe.Neurofibroma is benign tumor that originates from the nerve cells.Tumors usually arise from nerves in or under skin.Type1 usually appears in children with brown flat skin spots, freckling in armpits, and soft tumors under skin and sometimes bone deformity.Type 2 usually brain tumors,vestibular schwannomas,acoustic neuromas. ...Read more

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What are types of neurofibromatosis besides acoustic neurofibromatosis?

What are types of neurofibromatosis besides acoustic neurofibromatosis?

3 major types: (nf 1 consists of two or more neurofibromas on or under the skin, or one plexiform neurofibroma, café au lait spots (pigmented, light brown macules, freckles of armpit and groin, lisch nodules (hamartomas of iris), optic nerve gliomas and skeletal deformities. Nf2 centrla nf with bilateral acoustic neuromas(balance, hearing, ringing ears) .Nf3 schwannomas develop cranial, spinal and peripheral nerves. ...Read more

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What to do if I have nf type 1 & I had one neurofibroma removed and the doctors said its non cancerous, but is it common?

What to do if I have nf type 1 & I had one neurofibroma removed and the doctors said its non cancerous, but is it common?

This is usual: The vast majority of neurofibromas in neurofibromatosis patients are not cancer. Let your physician know about any lesions that grow fast, get large, or are painful. ...Read more

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I have type 1 nf, I am not affected by it in anyway. Apparently I have an increased risk of getting cancer. How much higher is the risk?.

I have type 1 nf, I am not affected by it in anyway. Apparently I have an increased risk of getting cancer. How much higher is the risk?.

Yes slightly higher: Unfortunately slightly higher ( 2.7% ) beyond 50 yr age range no difference. Most of the time it is connective tissue , and brain tumors, other malignancies no significant difference compared to normal population.. ...Read more

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