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Related to neurofibromatosis: Neurofibromatosis Type 2, Neurofibromatosis Type 1


 (no͝or′ō-fī′brō-mə-tō′sĭs, nyo͝or′-)
n. Abbr. NF
Any of several genetic diseases characterized by the development of benign tumors of the nerves and, in the most common form, associated with abnormal skin pigmentation and bone deformities.


(Medicine) a condition characterized by the formation of benign tumours on the fibrous coverings of the peripheral nerves and the development of areas of café-au-lait spots


(ˌnʊər oʊ faɪˌbroʊ məˈtoʊ sɪs, ˌnyʊər-)

a genetic disorder characterized by brown patches on the skin, neurofibromas of the skin and internal organs, and in some cases skeletal deformity.
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Noun1.neurofibromatosis - autosomal dominant disease characterized by numerous neurofibromas and by spots on the skin and often by developmental abnormalities
monogenic disease, monogenic disorder - an inherited disease controlled by a single pair of genes
autosomal dominant disease, autosomal dominant disorder - a disease caused by a dominant mutant gene on an autosome


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This May, during Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month, Ella visited the campus to speak about the disorder and how she has learned to persevere.
People who commune along persons with Neurofibromatosis do not have to worry that they will acquire the disease as well.
Afterwards, the patient was assessed by a neurologist and a geneticist, who both concluded that the patient did not present any signs related to neurofibromatosis or schwannomatosis.
The National Library of Medicine defines neurofibromatosis as a type of genetic disorder characterized by the growth of tumors along different types of nerves and organs in the body.
This event benefits the Children's Tumor Foundation and we are lending our support to this important cause in order to raise greater awareness of neurofibromatosis.
He said: "There are two types of Neurofibromatosis and Kerry has the more rare version - type 2.
According to Gutmann, who is director of the Washington University Neurofibromatosis Center, scientists are divided when considering the basis for NF1-associated learning abnormalities and attention deficits.
The disease neurofibromatosis is a genetically inherited disorder in which the nerve tissues grow tumours (neurofibromas) that may cause serious damage by compressing nerves and other tissues.
Top right, Val Shuttleworth of Linthorpe Childline Support and Gale Seymour of the Neurofibromatosis Foundation
WASHINGTON - Pregnant women with neurofibromatosis type 1 are almost three times more likely to experience preeclampsia than are those without the disease, and more than seven times more likely to develop a cardiovascular complication during pregnancy.
Probation Officer Kenny Wingfield has been diagnosed with polio, neurofibromatosis, two blocked arteries and, yes, multiple sclerosis (in 1992).
Neurofibromatosis (NF) is an inherited genetic disorder in which the nerve tissue grows tumours known as neurofibromas.