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Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 - What it is

What is Neurofibromatosis type 1?

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a genetic condition that can affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves and skin.

It is characterised by skin changes and the growth of tumours along the nerves in the body. These tumours are usually not cancerous.

How common is NF1?

It is estimated that one in 3,000 people have NF1. This condition has been observed in all racial groups and affects both genders.

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 - How to prevent?

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 - Preparing for surgery

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 - Post-surgery care

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