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Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder of the nervous system. It mainly affects how nerve cells form and grow. It causes tumors to grow on nerves. You can get neurofibromatosis from your parents, or it can happen because of a mutation (change) in your genes. Once you have it, you can pass it along to your children. Usually the tumors are benign, but sometimes they can become cancerous.

There are three types of neurofibromatosis:

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  1. Neurofibromatosis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder of the nervous system. It mainly affects how nerve cells form and ... tumors to grow on nerves. You can get neurofibromatosis from your parents, or it can happen because ...
  2. NF1; Von Recklinghausen neurofibromatosis ... Neurofibromatosis causes tissue along the nerves to grow uncontrollably. This growth can put pressure on affected nerves. ...
  3. Genetics Home Reference: Neurofibromatosis type 1 From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... PubMed Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Neurofibromatosis type 1 On this page: Description Genetic changes ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed July 2012 What is neurofibromatosis type 1? Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a condition ...
  4. Genetics Home Reference: Neurofibromatosis type 2 From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... PubMed Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Neurofibromatosis type 2 On this page: Description Genetic changes ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed December 2013 What is neurofibromatosis type 2? Neurofibromatosis type 2 is a disorder ...
  5. Learning about Neurofibromatosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    ... genetic terms used on this page Learning About Neurofibromatosis What is neurofibromatosis? What are the symptoms of ... on Neurofibromatosis Additional Resources for Neurofibromatosis What is neurofibromatosis? Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic neurological disorder that ...
  6. NF2; Bilateral acoustic neurofibromatosis; Central bilateral acoustic NF ... Ferner RE. Neurofibromatosis 1 and neurofibromatosis 2: a twenty first century perspective. Lancet Neurol . 2007;6:340-351. Sahin M. Neurocutaneous ...
  7. Neurofibromatosis (American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus)  
    ... Conditions Frequently Asked Questions Español Condiciones Chinese Conditions Neurofibromatosis En Español Read in Chinese What is neurofibromatosis? Neurofibromatosis is a condition characterized by multiple growths ...
  8. Neurofibromatosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Neurofibromatosis Fact Sheet See a list of all NINDS Disorders Get Web page suited for printing Email ... can I get more information? What are the neurofibromatoses? The neurofibromatoses are a group of three genetically ...
  9. Neurofibromatosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Neurofibromatosis Information Page Synonym(s): Von Recklinghausen's Disease Condensed from Neurofibromatosis Fact Sheet Table of Contents (click to jump ...
  10. Neurofibromatosis (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    About Neurofibromatosis Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a neurocutaneous syndrome that can affect many parts of the body, including the brain, spinal cord, ... Types of NF Of the two types of neurofibromatosis — NF1 and NF2 — NF1 is more common, occurring ...
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