What Is Neurofibromatosis (NF)?

Neurofibromatosis (NF) occurs in one in 4,000 persons. Neurofibromatosis is an autosomal dominant condition caused by a gene on chromosome 17, which is inherited from a parent with the disease (in half of the cases). A parent with neurofibromatosis  has a 50/50 chance of having a child with the disease. Neurofibromatosis may also be the result of a new gene change (mutation). Half of neurofibromatosis cases are caused by a new mutation and are not inherited.

There are two types of neurofibromatosis. Males and females are equally affected, regardless of how the disease occurs.

Our Clinics

We provide expert care and the latest treatments. Visit one of our clinics to make an appointment.