Neurofibromatosis Type 1

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Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1), also known as von Recklinghausen’s disease, is a genetic disorder characterized by multiple benign tumors of nerves and skin, and areas of abnormal skin color. The skin abnormalities and benign tumors are often evident at birth or early childhood and increase in size and number as the child ages. Other possible symptoms include a large head size, short stature, seizures, learning disabilities and attention deficits, hyperactivity, speech difficulties, and skeletal malformations. Treatments include surgery to remove tumors, laser or electrocautery treatment and other interventions targeted at specific symptoms.

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