Neurofibromatosis Awareness

Neurofibromatosis Awareness

Neurofibromatosis nf nf1 endnf special needs rare disease awareness advocacy

Neurofibromatosis nf nf1 endnf special needs rare disease awareness advocacy

Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder that can cause skin changes as well as tumors to grow along the nerves throughout the body. Other issues like learning disabilities, scoliosis, attention deficit disorder, cancer, and high blood pressure are a few of the problems that could occur in NF.  There is currently no cure.

Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder that can cause skin changes as well as tumors to grow along the nerves throughout the body. Other issues like learning disabilities, scoliosis, attention deficit disorder, cancer, and high blood pressure are a few of the problems that could occur in NF. There is currently no cure.

Lisch nodules are the most common ocular manifestations of Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). They consist of melanocytic hamartomas, the color usually being brown or yellow. They are evident as round elevations on the surface of the iris (blue arrows). They might be seen by the naked eye, but the best way to evaluate them is with slit-lamp examination.

Lisch nodules are the most common ocular manifestations of Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). They consist of melanocytic hamartomas, the color usually being brown or yellow. They are evident as round elevations on the surface of the iris (blue arrows). They might be seen by the naked eye, but the best way to evaluate them is with slit-lamp examination.

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 - A mutation of Chromosome 17. Your children have a 50% chance of getting it if you have it. But 50% of the cases are spontaneous mutations.

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 - A mutation of Chromosome 17. Your children have a 50% chance of getting it if you have it. But 50% of the cases are spontaneous mutations.

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The only special need I have is to be loved and accepted just the way I am!They r not handicapped.they r SPECIAL NEEDS.and biggest need is for us to see they r just like you and I.

May is Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month. Go to http://healthaware.org/category/5-may/ for link to more information.

May is Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month. Go to http://healthaware.org/category/5-may/ for link to more information.

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