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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Neurofibromatosis NF 1 causes tumors almost anywhere in your body including your brain, spinal cord, or your nerves. It begins to appear in young adulthood. Neurofibromatosis is noncancerous in most of people who have it but in some cases is cancerous. The beggining symptoms are flat patchesthat have darker skin then over time they increase in number and size.People with NF 1 have an increase in risk of getting cancer such as lukemia.Other symptoms include ADHD, skeletal abnormalities, high blood pressure,and and unusaully large head. it occurs in about 1 in 4000 people. Symptons of type NF1 Some information on NF 1 Some information on NF 2 The most common type of tumor in NF 2 is a tumor called vestibular schwannomas which occur along your nerves. the earliest symptomNF 2 is hearing loss, ringing in ears, and loss of balance. By the age ofabout 30 tumors have developed in both ears. Later symptoms include changes in vision, numbness or weakness in the arms or legs, and fluid buildup in the brain. NF 2 occurs in 1 of about 33000 people. Picture of vestibular schwannoma in ear NF1 NF 2 Differences between Neurofibromatosis type 1 and 2 You are more likely to get NF 1The begging symptom is a flat dark patch that grows and multipliesTumor grows almost anywhere in your bodyOccurs around teen years you are less likely to have NF 2Beggining symptom is hearing lossTumors develop mainly in earsDevelops in teen years Symptoms of NF 2 Dark patches in skin more pathes begin to show may become cancerous ADHD High blood pressure SkeletalAbnormalities Flow chart of NF 1 symptoms Flow chart of NF 2 symptoms Hearing lossRinging in earsloss of balance Tumors in both ears Changes in visionnumbness in arms and legsfluid buildup in brain percent of people withoutneurofibromatosis percent of people with NF 1 Percent of people with NF 2 Percentage of people with Neurofibomatosis Sources Mayo Clinic Staff "Neurofibromatosis" Mayo 28 "Neurofibromatosis Type 1" Genetics Home Reference July "Neurofibromatosis Type 2" , Genetics Home Reference, December
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