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neurofibromatosis
 

Neurofibromatosis is a genetically-inherited disease where the nerve tissue grows tumors that may cause serious damage by compressing nerves and other tissues.

 
Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

 

  • tumors - may cause bumps under the skin
  • colored spots
  • skeletal problems
  • pressure on spinal nerve roots
  • neurological problems
 
Causes

Causes may include:

 

  • Inherited disorder
 
Treatments

Treatments include:

 

 
Types

Types include:

 

  • type 1 - (von Recklinghausen's disease) – causes neurologic, cutaneous, and sometimes orthopedic manifestations
  • type 2 – manifests as a congenital bilateral acoustic neurom
Specialties
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  • neurology

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