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Is there a defective gene in neurofibromatosis?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mostly genetic

Neurofibromatosis is a mostly inherited problem or mutation with degrees involvement from mild to severe.
NF t autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. People are born with one mutated copy of the NF1 gene in each cell. In about half of cases, the altered gene is inherited from an affected parent. Remaining cases result from new mutations in the NF1 gene,

In brief: Mostly genetic

Neurofibromatosis is a mostly inherited problem or mutation with degrees involvement from mild to severe.
NF t autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. People are born with one mutated copy of the NF1 gene in each cell. In about half of cases, the altered gene is inherited from an affected parent. Remaining cases result from new mutations in the NF1 gene,
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several

Genetic testing is commercially available on order by your physician.

In brief: Several

Genetic testing is commercially available on order by your physician.
Dr. Edward Smith
Dr. Edward Smith
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Yes

Speak to your doctor about a referral to a geneticist.
Many academic centers have NF clinics.

In brief: Yes

Speak to your doctor about a referral to a geneticist.
Many academic centers have NF clinics.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery

In brief: Yes

Yes, genetic mutations occur in both neurofibromatosis types i and ii.

In brief: Yes

Yes, genetic mutations occur in both neurofibromatosis types i and ii.
Dr. Reza Karimi
Dr. Reza Karimi
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