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The physical and psychological implications of neurofibromatosis

The physical and psychological implications of neurofibromatosis

Neurofibromatosis (NF) is one of the most common known genetic disorders, and encompasses at least two diseases: NF1 (previously known as Von-Recklinghausen’s disease) and the much rarer NF2 (previously known as central or bilateral acoustic NF). The incidence of NF1 at birth is one in 2,500-3,000 (Huson et al, 1988). It causes nerves in any part of the body to develop non-malignant swellings (neurofibromas), which can appear in any tissue where the affected nerve is lying. NF2, which ...

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