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Neurofibromatosis type 2

Neurofibromatosis is the name for a number of genetic conditions that cause tumours to grow along your nerves.
Symptoms of neurofibromatosis type 2
The symptoms of neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) typically start when a person is in their late teens or early twenties, but they can develop at any age.
Causes of neurofibromatosis type 2
Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is caused by a genetic mutation in a gene called the NF2. Genes are the instructions that are used to produce all human characteristics.
Diagnosing neurofibromatosis type 2
If you or your child develops symptoms of neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), a number of tests can be used to look for signs of the condition.
Treating neurofibromatosis type 2
There is currently no cure for NF2, so management focuses on regular monitoring and, if possible, treating problems as and when they arise.