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What is the difference between neurofibromatosis1 and neurofibromatosis 2?

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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: Etiology

Nf 1 also called von recklinhausen, caused by single gene disorder on chromosome 17 and causes non cancerous lumps.
Nf 2 also called central neurofibromatosis caused by mutation of merlin in chromosome 22q12. 10% of all nf and causes bilateral acoustic tumors.

In brief: Etiology

Nf 1 also called von recklinhausen, caused by single gene disorder on chromosome 17 and causes non cancerous lumps.
Nf 2 also called central neurofibromatosis caused by mutation of merlin in chromosome 22q12. 10% of all nf and causes bilateral acoustic tumors.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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Dr. Mohammad Homsi
Neurology
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In brief: NF

Nf-1 characterized by optic glioma and cafe au lait spots, where nf-2 characterized by a tumor of both hearing nerve in both side in addition to menigioma in the brain and neurofibromas in the peripheral nervous system.

In brief: NF

Nf-1 characterized by optic glioma and cafe au lait spots, where nf-2 characterized by a tumor of both hearing nerve in both side in addition to menigioma in the brain and neurofibromas in the peripheral nervous system.
Dr. Mohammad Homsi
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Several things

Neurofibromatoses are genetic disorders of the nervous system.Mainly affect growth and nerve cell tissue.
Known as neurofibromatosis(NF1)&(NF2).NF1 is the more common,multiple café au lait spots(patches of tan or light brown skin) and neurofibromas(soft growths on or under the skin).Enlarged deformed bones and curvature of spine.NF2 mainly benign brain tumors, acoustic and vestibular neuromas.

In brief: Several things

Neurofibromatoses are genetic disorders of the nervous system.Mainly affect growth and nerve cell tissue.
Known as neurofibromatosis(NF1)&(NF2).NF1 is the more common,multiple café au lait spots(patches of tan or light brown skin) and neurofibromas(soft growths on or under the skin).Enlarged deformed bones and curvature of spine.NF2 mainly benign brain tumors, acoustic and vestibular neuromas.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology

In brief: Neurofibromatosis

Space does not allow for this explanation and i refer you to: neurofibromatosis fact sheet - ninds - national institutes of health www.
Ninds.Nih.Gov.

In brief: Neurofibromatosis

Space does not allow for this explanation and i refer you to: neurofibromatosis fact sheet - ninds - national institutes of health www.
Ninds.Nih.Gov.
Dr. Yale Kanter
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