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What is neurofibromatosis?

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Neurofibromatoses are genetic disorders of the nervous system. They mostly affect growth and development of nerve cell tissue. The disorders are known as neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). NF1 is more common. Schwannomatosis has recently been identified as a third and more rare type of neurofibromatosis, but little is known about it.

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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