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Neurofibromatosis

  • By: Anjan P. Kaushik, Dino Samartzis & Francis H. Shen
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Neurofibromatoses are disorders that affect the skin, nervous system, and bone in children and young adults. The three most common forms are neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF-1), neurofibromatosis type-2 (NF-2), and schwannomatosis. NF-1, also known as von Recklinghausen disease, ...

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