So if you have any questions, ask away!
I do to.How did you find out? I found out I had it when my dd was 2 she is now 11.
I found out really young. just before school I believe.
Quoting Socksandcheese:I do to.How did you find out? I found out I had it when my dd was 2 she is now 11.
Quoting Anonymous:What is it?
Neurofibromatosis (commonly abbreviated NF; neurofibromatosis type 1 is also known as von Recklinghausen disease) is a genetically-inherited disorder in which the nerve tissue grows tumors (neurofibromas) that may be benign or may cause serious damage by compressing nerves and other tissues. The disorder affects all neural crest cells (Schwann cells, melanocytes and endoneurial fibroblasts). Cellular elements from these cell types proliferate excessively throughout the body, forming tumors; melanocytes also function abnormally in this disease, resulting in disordered skin pigmentation and café au lait spots. The tumors may cause bumps under the skin, colored spots, skeletal problems, pressure on spinal nerve roots, and other neurological problems.
Neurofibromatosis is an autosomal dominant disorder, which means only one copy of the affected gene is needed for the disorder to develop. Therefore, if only one parent has neurofibromatosis, his or her children have a 50% chance of developing the condition as well. The severity in affected individuals can vary, this may be due to variable expressivity. Approximately half of cases are due to de novo mutations and no other affected family members are seen. It affects males and females equally.
basically a genetic disorder than can cause tumors to grown on nerves... you may have multiple birth marks... I believe its nine or more... learning disability... freckles under the armpits. if the mother or father has nf1 or nf2 the child has 50% chance to inheriting it. its a mutation on chromosome 17. you can be born with it or develop it later in life.
I have like 10 -12 birthmarks... (dr found 10, I found 12)... I stare off into space a lot... I was told that is concidered seizures. I believe its from birth.... oh I have a abnormally large head! I also have a LD (learning disablity)
Quoting moon_dust:Do you have any condition that comes with NF? Like seizures? Do you have CAL mark? Are they there from birth?
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