What is Neurofibromatosis?
Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder. It causes tumours to grow
in the nervous system. These tumours sometimes can become malignant.
According to the Neurofibromatosis Clinics Association, it is estimated
to have more than 2 million people suffering from NF worldwide. It can
be inherited from a patient’s mother or father, or gained from a
spontaneous mutation in a germ cell. There is a 50% chance for NF
patients to pass on the disease to their offspring. Although NF affects
individuals in the same family, the disease phenotype may differ.
Neurofibromatosis Clinics Association. Facts & Statistics. https://nfpittsburgh.org/whatisnf/facts-statistics/