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Transcript of NF2
7 Purple March 20, 2013 John McBean - Age 64
Diagnosed with NF2 develops growths around the ear
may lead to deafness
growths in: -nervous system, brain, spinal cord DNA tests are available for NF2
They can help identify children with NF2 NF refers to two genetically distinct disorders Mutations on chromosome 22 cause NF2
Tumors in the body include schwannomas NF2 effects 1 in 40,000 people (rare)
Munya Yassir from Degrassi has NF2
90% of patients have ocular abnormalities
Ages 18 and 22 : symptoms are noticed Most frequent symptoms : hearing loss/ ear ringing
NF2 is characterized by tumors called schwannomas
NF has two types: NF2 and NF1
NF1 will never progress to NF2 People would easily notice his distinct ears
They have trouble hearing from hearing loss
McBean may be confused... a lot
Confusion due to tumors in the brain He could:
repair his ear through surgery
use a hearing aid
use a mechanical ear Institutions or Organizations that help NF2:
Washington University Neurofibromatosis Center
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center
Children's Tumor Foundation
Weizmann Institution of Science There is no known cure for NF2
Hope is in surgery which is risky
Surgery may result in death
Doctors zap out the tumors "Children's Tumor Foundation" Diagnosis of NF2. March 7, 2013.
"DNA Learning Center Your Genes Your Health." Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. 2002. March 7, 2013. ( www.yourgenesyouhealth.org )
"Neuro Fibromatosis Center Making A difference Together." Washington University. 2012. March 7, 2013. Citations THE END http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9MONuh8UnKE/T3xe65qSyII/AAAAAAAAChI/4E38j3OgXMY/s1600/3.JPG http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=hearing+aid+in+ear http://www.nfmidatlantic.org/index.cfm?page=nf2 Our Patient Symptoms & Incidences Tests and Screenings Cause and Inheritence Cause and Inheritance Facts More Facts Quality of Life Improve McBean's Life For More Information Current Research