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chrystal correa

genetic disorder project

chrystial correa

on 27 April 2010

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Neurofibromatosis what is it? A genetic neurological disorder that may be inherited or it can be the product of a gene mutation. It can affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and skin. Tumors grow along the body's nerves or on or underneath the skin. Types type 1(NF1): common type, occurs 1 in 4,000 births
type 2(NF2): bilateral acoustic, 1 in 40,000 Symptoms precense of light brown spots on skin
appearance of two or more neurofibromas that grow either on skin or on nerve tissues
tiny tan clumps of pigment in the iris of the eye
tumors along the optic nerve of the eye
severe curvature of the spine (scoliosis)
enlargement/malformation of bones in skeletal system
Complications Tumors may overgrow and cover major organs. Tumors may become cancerous treatment No cure for neurofibromatosis but in case it becomes cancerous surgery may be needed to remove tumors. Radiation may be necessary. Tumors can reappear.
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