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What causes nf?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Neurofibromatosis?
If by nf you mean neurofibromatosis, it is either of two diseases that are inherited dominantly (parent to child, 50% odds).
You can help yourself by learning more about them and being a good partner with your physician.

In brief: Neurofibromatosis?
If by nf you mean neurofibromatosis, it is either of two diseases that are inherited dominantly (parent to child, 50% odds).
You can help yourself by learning more about them and being a good partner with your physician.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Change in a gene
Nf is usually caused by a random change in genes on a chromosome.
This mutation is present when the egg is fertilized, so it affects every cell in the body.

In brief: Change in a gene
Nf is usually caused by a random change in genes on a chromosome.
This mutation is present when the egg is fertilized, so it affects every cell in the body.
Dr. Michael McGonigal
Dr. Michael McGonigal
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
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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