Neurofibromatosis Essay

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Neurofibromatosis (NF) Neu-ro-fi-bro-ma-to-sis (Merriam Webster) Heidi Pasion March 24, 2014 Exploring the Internet BTEC 1510-51 Mousumi Munmun What is Neurofibromatosis? Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder of the nervous system. This can cause tumors to form on the nerves anywhere in the body at any time. Neurofibromatosis affects all races, all ethnic groups and both sexes equally. NF if one of the most common genetic disorders in the United States. NF has three genetically distinct forms are NF1, NF2 and Schwannomatosis. NF is very unpredictable and there is many manifestations of severity. There is no cure for NF even though Both NF1 and NF2 have been identified. (Neurofibromatosis Network) NF is not contagious. NF can cause growth of non-cancerous tumors on nerve tissues that will produce skin and bone abnormalities. Some people are widely affected by NF. Where some are unaffected and then there are some who are severely disabled. Neurofibromas are tumors that are usually non-cancerous that grown along the nerves in the on or under the skin. The usuall...

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