Neurofibromatosis

Overview

Neurofibromatosis is usually noncancerous. There are three types of this condition. Type 1 usually appears in childhood, while types 2 and 3 appear in early adulthood.

Symptoms

Type 1 can cause bone deformities, learning disabilities, and heart concerns. Type 2 can cause hearing loss, vision loss, and difficulty with balance. Type 3 can cause chronic pain throughout the body.

Treatments

Surgery and medication may help.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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