Neurofibromatosis type 1

Common Name(s)

Neurofibromatosis type 1, Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1), Von Recklinghausen Disease

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an inherited condition characterized by changes in skin coloring (pigmentation) and the growth of tumors along nerves in the skin, brain, and other parts of the body. The signs and symptoms of this condition vary widely among affected people. Mutations in the NF1 gene cause neurofibromatosis type 1. This condition is considered to have an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance.
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

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Following organizations serve the condition "Neurofibromatosis type 1" for support, advocacy or research.

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Children's Tumor Foundation, Inc.

Funds research, patient support and public awareness of the neurofibromatoses (NF1, NF2, and Schwannomatosis) - genetic disorders that cause random tumor growth throughout the body.

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2013

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Littlest Tumor Foundation

The Littlest Tumor Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding preventative therapies and threatment for tumor growth in children and providing wellness scholarships to families dealing with Neurofibromatosis (NF). Our mission is to increase understanding of NF, to empower families dealing with the disorder, and to continue research of preventative therapies.

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2013

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Neurofibromatosis Mid-Atlantic

Neurofibromatosis Mid-Atlantic is a non profit organization dedicated to helping people with Neurofibromatosis and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical disorder. We provide reliable, complete, and up to date information about Neurofibromatosis. We provide education, support, and community. There is no charge for our services.

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2012

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Neurofibromatosis, Inc., Northeast

Our mission is to find treatments and the cure for neurofibromatosis by promoting scientific research, creating awareness, and providing hope and support to those who are affected by NF.

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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NF Network

Neurofibromatosis, Inc., now the NF Network, is a national, tax-exempt, charitable organization whose mission is to find treatments and a cure for neurofibromatosis by promoting scientific research, improving clinical care, providing outreach through education and awareness, while offering hope and support to those affected by NF.

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Neurofibromatosis type 1" for support, advocacy or research.

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Children's Tumor Foundation, Inc.

Funds research, patient support and public awareness of the neurofibromatoses (NF1, NF2, and Schwannomatosis) - genetic disorders that cause random tumor growth throughout the body.

https://www.ctf.org

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2013

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Littlest Tumor Foundation

The Littlest Tumor Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding preventative therapies and threatment for tumor growth in children and providing wellness scholarships to families dealing with Neurofibromatosis (NF). Our mission is to increase understanding of NF, to empower families dealing with the disorder, and to continue research of preventative therapies.

http://www.littlesttumor.org

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2013

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Neurofibromatosis Mid-Atlantic

Neurofibromatosis Mid-Atlantic is a non profit organization dedicated to helping people with Neurofibromatosis and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical disorder. We provide reliable, complete, and up to date information about Neurofibromatosis. We provide education, support, and community. There is no charge for our services.

http://www.nfmidatlantic.org

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2012

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Neurofibromatosis, Inc., Northeast

Our mission is to find treatments and the cure for neurofibromatosis by promoting scientific research, creating awareness, and providing hope and support to those who are affected by NF.

http://www.nfincne.org

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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NF Network

Neurofibromatosis, Inc., now the NF Network, is a national, tax-exempt, charitable organization whose mission is to find treatments and a cure for neurofibromatosis by promoting scientific research, improving clinical care, providing outreach through education and awareness, while offering hope and support to those affected by NF.

http://www.nfnetwork.org

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2013

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General Resources

Understanding Neurofibromatosis

Booklet for individuals who have been recently diagnosed with NF.

Uploaded By: NF Network

Updated 11 Mar 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Neurofibromatosis type 1" returned 353 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Rare case of optic pathway glioma with extensive intra-ocular involvement in a child with neurofibromatosis type 1.
 

Author(s): Vasudha Gupta, Kourosh Sabri, Kaitlyn F Whelan, Virginia Viscardi

Journal: Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. ;22(1):117-8.

 

We present a case of a 3-year-old girl with a positive family history of neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF1) presented with best corrected visual acuity of 20/40 in the right eye and <20/400 in the left eye. External ocular examination revealed left eye proptosis of 3 mm, grade II left ...

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2015

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A novel NF1 frame-shift mutation (c.702_703delGT) in a Chinese family with neurofibromatosis type 1.
 

Author(s): S P Cai, N Fan, J Chen, Z L Xia, Y Wang, X M Zhou, Y Yin, T L Wen, Q J Xia, X Y Liu, H Y Wang

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This study aimed to characterize the clinical features of a Chinese pedigree with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and to identify mutations in the NF1 gene. In this three-generation family containing 8 members, 5 had been diagnosed with NF1 and the others were asymptomatic. All members ...

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2014

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Asfotase-α improves bone growth, mineralization and strength in mouse models of neurofibromatosis type-1.
 

Author(s): Jean de la Croix Ndong, Alexander J Makowski, Sasidhar Uppuganti, Guillaume Vignaux, Koichiro Ono, Daniel S Perrien, Simon Joubert, Serena R Baglio, Donatella Granchi, David A Stevenson, Jonathan J Rios, Jeffry S Nyman, Florent Elefteriou

Journal: Nat. Med.. 2014 Aug;20(8):904-10.

 

Individuals with neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF1) can manifest focal skeletal dysplasias that remain extremely difficult to treat. NF1 is caused by mutations in the NF1 gene, which encodes the RAS GTPase-activating protein neurofibromin. We report here that ablation of Nf1 in bone-forming ...

Last Updated: 7 Aug 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Neurofibromatosis type 1" returned 30 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Neurofibromin in neurofibromatosis type 1 - mutations in NF1gene as a cause of disease.
 

Author(s): Anna Abramowicz, Monika Gos

Journal: Dev Period Med. ;18(3):297-306.

 

Neurofibromatosis type I (NF1) is a disease associated with the presence of benign neurofibromas and malignant tumours of the central and peripheral nervous system, that are accompanied by characteristic changes in the skin, such as café-au-lait spots or axillary freckling. In 50% ...

Last Updated: 3 Sep 2014

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Neurofibromatosis type 1: a multidisciplinary approach to care.
 

Author(s): Angela C Hirbe, David H Gutmann

Journal: Lancet Neurol. 2014 Aug;13(8):834-43.

 

Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a relatively common inherited disorder. Patients have a high predisposition to develop both benign and malignant tumours. Although many manifestations of neurofibromatosis type 1 affect the nervous system, other organs and tissues can also be affected. ...

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2014

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Renal artery stenosis due to neurofibromatosis type 1: case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Lian Duan, Kai Feng, Anli Tong, Zhiyong Liang

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Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a relatively common autosomal dominant disorder. The most common vascular abnormality in patients with NF1 is bilateral or unilateral renal artery stenosis.

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2014

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Patient Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Neurofibromatosis Type 1

 

Last Updated: 10 Nov 2014

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Multi-Center Project: Spinal Abnormalities in Neurofibromatosis Type1 (NF1) Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Neurofibromatosis Type 1

 

Last Updated: 24 Apr 2008

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Neuropsychological Impairment and Quality of Life in Neurofibromatosis Type 1
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Neurofibromatosis Type 1

 

Last Updated: 10 Apr 2015

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