Neurofibromatosis-post #1

        Hello folks, This is one topic that I had been thinking of posting here for a long time. But some how or the or the other it didn’t happen… But, finally today, i have made the first of a series of posts on Neurofibromatosis.

Neurofibromatosis or NF is a genetic disorder that occurs hereditaril, often carried after three or four generations. It is still in research stage. This disorder, as the name suggests, is realted both with the skin and the nerves. Symptoms include spots on the skin thorough the body often resulting in inflamation which are usually benign.

NF is classified in to two types, called NF1 and NF2 . Often, NF is extremely serious and may be fatal. There are presently lots of research work going on in this field. Some major effect of NF include fits, loss of memory, depression, loss of hearing and/or vision, numbness in body etc.

I am lucky enough, by GOD’s grace to have a mild case of this disorder. This is non-communicable and does not spread easily. Also, even though it spreads hereditarily, it has not been proven yet that it will be affecting the offspring with 100% chance, but that is often the case.

Will update with more info soon….

3 thoughts on “Neurofibromatosis-post #1”

  1. Neurofibromatosis or NF is a genetic disorder that occurs hereditaril, often carried after three or four generations.

    What do you mean by carried? NF has full penetrance but variable expression…

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