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Related to type 1 neurofibromatosis: von Recklinghausen's disease, NF-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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Type 1 neurofibromatosis or Marfan syndrome and sometimes, an isolated defect frequently occur as a manifestation of generalized mesenchymal dysplasia (8).
A clinical study of type 1 neurofibromatosis in North West England.
Gupta, "Rib head protrusion into the central canal in type 1 neurofibromatosis," Pediatric Radiology, vol.
Tia Leigh of Cwmbran, who suffers from Type 1 Neurofibromatosis, with her grandfather Anthony Webber
Spinal anesthesia for emergency cesarean section in a preeclampsia patient diagnosed with type 1 neurofibromatosis.