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What causes neurofibromatosis?

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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Genetic

Neurofibromatosis is a genetic mutation is a specific chromosome.

In brief: Genetic

Neurofibromatosis is a genetic mutation is a specific chromosome.
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mostly genetic

Neurofibromatosis,mostly inherited problem, or mutation with degrees involvement from mild to severe.
Neurofibroma benign tumor that originates from the nerve cell in skin or jut under the skin.Type1 usually appears in children with brown flat skin spots, freckling in armpits, and soft tumors under the skin and sometimes bone deformity.Type2 usually benign brain tumors vestibular/acoutic neuromas

In brief: Mostly genetic

Neurofibromatosis,mostly inherited problem, or mutation with degrees involvement from mild to severe.
Neurofibroma benign tumor that originates from the nerve cell in skin or jut under the skin.Type1 usually appears in children with brown flat skin spots, freckling in armpits, and soft tumors under the skin and sometimes bone deformity.Type2 usually benign brain tumors vestibular/acoutic neuromas
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology

In brief: Gene mutation

Neurofibromatosis is caused by a mutation in a gene that controls nerve growth.
While it can be passed from parent to child, about half of cases are new mutations.

In brief: Gene mutation

Neurofibromatosis is caused by a mutation in a gene that controls nerve growth.
While it can be passed from parent to child, about half of cases are new mutations.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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