This information is provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD).
Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disease that causes tumors to develop in the nervous system. There are three types of neurofibromatosis that are each associated with unique signs and symptoms:
All three types of NF are inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. There is no cure for NF. Treatment is aimed at controlling symptoms and may include surgery to remove tumors, radiation therapy, and/or medicines.
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