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What causes neurofibromatosis?

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Neurofibromatosis is often inherited, which means you get it at birth from your parents. But about half the people newly diagnosed with the disorder have no family history of the condition. That means it comes from a mutation (change) in your genes. Once this change happens, you can pass that gene on to future generations.

From: Neurofibromatosis WebMD Medical Reference

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Diagnosis of Neurofibromatosis, Ferri: Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2013, 1st ed. 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 30, 2017

SOURCES: 

Diagnosis of Neurofibromatosis, Ferri: Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2013, 1st ed. 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 30, 2017

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