Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1)

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) is an autosomal dominant condition that causes the random growth of benign tumors on the nervous system.

The most common symptoms of NF-1 include small brownish-red spots in the iris (colored part of the eye) that are called Lisch nodules. Additionally, benign skin tumors called neurofibromas, and larger benign tumors form on nerves and are called plexiform neurofibromas. Other manifestations of NF-1 are scoliosis (curvature of the spine), learning disabilities, vision disorders, mental disabilities, multiple café au lait spots and epilepsy

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