6 doctors weighed in:
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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