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What are the symptoms of von recklinghausen's disease?

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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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