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Neurofibromatosis type 1

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Introduction
Neurofibromatosis is the name for a number of genetic conditions that cause tumours to grow along your nerves.
Symptoms and features of neurofibromatosis type 1
The severity of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) can vary considerably. For many people the condition is mild and causes no serious health problems.
Causes of neurofibromatosis type 1
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is caused by a genetic mutation in a gene called the NF1 gene.
Diagnosing neurofibromatosis type 1
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is usually diagnosed by checking for the characteristic symptoms of the condition.
Treating neurofibromatosis type 1
There is currently no cure for neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), so management involves regular monitoring and treatment for any problems as and when they arise.
Complications of neurofibromatosis type 1
Living with any long-term condition can be stressful and upsetting, especially conditions such as neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) that affect physical appearance.