Research Paper On Neurofibromatosis

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Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder which can cause tumors to grow on nerve tissue. The tumors develop in a patient’s brain, spinal cord and pretty much anywhere in the nervous system. There are three types of neurofibromatosis which all have different signs and symptoms. The first, neurofibromatosis 1 shows up with small flat brown spots on the skin, freckling in the arm pit or groin area, bone deformities, tumors on the optic nerve, tiny bumps on the iris of the eye and possible learning disabilities. Neurofibromatosis 2 is not as common as 1 and the symptom is usually slow growth of benign tumors in both ears. These tumors grow on the nerve that carries balance and sound to the brain. Signs are gradual hearing loss, headaches, ringing
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