I Have Nf1

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    Some Of The Facts

    NF1 is a disorder characterized by the growth of noncancerous tumors called neurofibromas. They usually form on or just underneath the skin, as well as in the brain and peripheral nervous system. But they can also develop in other parts of the body, such as the eye. The disorder...
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    41-45, M
    Jul 5, 2013

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    In about half of all cases, a person inherits the mutated gene from a parent. The disorder is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, which means that only one copy of the defective gene has to be inherited for a child to get the disorder. Each child of a parent with NF1 runs...
    stumblingfool stumblingfool
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jul 5, 2013
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