Basic Summary for Neurofibromatosis-1


Main name of condition: Neurofibromatosis-1
Other names or spellings: NF1, neurofibromatosis type 1

What is Neurofibromatosis-1?
  Brief description of Neurofibromatosis-1: Genetic disorder often leading to tumors on nerves.
  Parent types of Neurofibromatosis-1: Bone conditions, Genetic Disease
  Organs Affected by Neurofibromatosis-1: nerves, skin, bone
Who gets Neurofibromatosis-1?
  Patient Profile for Neurofibromatosis-1: Symptom onset from birth to 10 years
How serious is Neurofibromatosis-1?
  Prognosis of Neurofibromatosis-1: NF1 is usually mild, though it can sometimes be severe.
  Prognosis of Neurofibromatosis-1: In most cases, symptoms of NF1 are mild, and patients live normal and productive lives. In some cases, however, NF1 can be severely debilitating. 1 ... In some cases of NF2, the damage to nearby vital structures, such as other cranial nerves and the brainstem, can be life-threatening. 1
  Complications of Neurofibromatosis-1: see complications of Neurofibromatosis-1
What causes Neurofibromatosis-1?
  Class of Condition for Neurofibromatosis-1: genetic
What are the symptoms of Neurofibromatosis-1?
  Symptoms of Neurofibromatosis-1: see symptoms of Neurofibromatosis-1
Can anyone else get Neurofibromatosis-1?
  Contagion of genetic conditions: generally not; see details in contagion of genetic diseases.
  Inheritance of genetic conditions: see details in inheritance of genetic diseases.
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Neurofibromatosis-1: see treatments for Neurofibromatosis-1

1. excerpt from NINDS Neurofibromatosis Information Page: NINDS

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