The neurofibromatoses (NF1, NF2 and Schwannomatosis) are a set of distinct genetic disorders. Individuals with NF1 are prone to the development of benign tumors that grow on the nerves anywhere on or in the body. NF1 can also affect other tissues, including the bones, skin, blood vessels, and eyes. In addition, nearly 50% of all people with NF1 have learning disabilities.
Individuals with NF2 are prone to the development of different benign tumors that grow on nerves anywhere on or in the body (schwannomas) as well as other nervous system tumors. In addition, NF2 commonly affects hearing, vision and balance.
Individuals with Schwannomatosis are prone to the development of benign tumors that grow on nerves anywhere on or in the body (schwannomas), but do not have the other characteristic features of NF2.
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Sub-editorNeurofibromatosis :: What is Neurofibromatosis
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Posted on January 17th, 2006 at 9:23 am.
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