|NIH Diagnostic Criteria for Neurofibromatosis|
|Written by G. Firman MD|
|Wednesday, 11 March 2009 06:58|
Neurofibromatosis 1 and neurofibromatosis 2 are autosomal dominant genetic disorders in which affected individuals develop both benign and malignant tumors at an increased frequency.
Diagnosis of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)
The criteria are met in an individual if two or more of the features listed are present.
Diagnosis of Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2)
a) Unilaterial mass of the eighth cranial nerve, or
b) Two of the following:
· Juvenile posterior subcapsular lenticular opacity
The criteria are met by an individual who satisfies condition 1 or 2.
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