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What percentage of neurofibromatosis is random, in which no family members have it but you?

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In brief: Rare

Non genetic mutation, causing neurofibromatosis is rare.
In nf-1 chromosome 17 is involved nf-2 chro. 22 is involved, autosomal dominant transmission that means 50% chances the offspring will inherit the disease.

In brief: Rare

Non genetic mutation, causing neurofibromatosis is rare.
In nf-1 chromosome 17 is involved nf-2 chro. 22 is involved, autosomal dominant transmission that means 50% chances the offspring will inherit the disease.
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Scott McLean
Clinical Genetics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: About half

Neurofibromatosis type 1, also known as nf1 or von recklinghausen's disease, is caused by alterations to a gene on chromosome 17.
These mutations can be passed from parent to child or, about 50% of the time, they happen as a new event in the dna of either the egg or the sperm before fertilization. It's always wise, when 1 person is diagnosed with nf1, to have all of their close relatives examined.

In brief: About half

Neurofibromatosis type 1, also known as nf1 or von recklinghausen's disease, is caused by alterations to a gene on chromosome 17.
These mutations can be passed from parent to child or, about 50% of the time, they happen as a new event in the dna of either the egg or the sperm before fertilization. It's always wise, when 1 person is diagnosed with nf1, to have all of their close relatives examined.
Dr. Scott McLean
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Fifty percent

Estimated incidence of NF1 is 1 in 3000.
Approximately half of affected individuals represent first cases in the family as a result of a new genetic event or mutation. Therefore 1 in 1500 are new cases.

In brief: Fifty percent

Estimated incidence of NF1 is 1 in 3000.
Approximately half of affected individuals represent first cases in the family as a result of a new genetic event or mutation. Therefore 1 in 1500 are new cases.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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