Neurofibromatosis type 1

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)NF1 image 2 - boy wRetainer

1:2,000 – 1:5,000

Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) is characterized by multiple café au lait spots, axillary and inguinal freckling, multiple cutaneous neurofibromas, and iris Lisch nodules. About half of people with NF1 have plexiform neurofibromas, but most are internal and not suspected clinically. Learning disabilities are present in at least 50% of individuals with NF1. Less common but potentially more serious manifestations include optic nerve and other central nervous system gliomas, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors, scoliosis, tibial dysplasia, and vasculopathy.

[Friedman JM, GeneReviews for Neurofibromatosis 1, 2019]

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Hereditary Gingival Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Gingival fibromatosis is a rare overgrowth condition characterized by a benign, slowly progressive, nonhemorrhagic, fibrous enlargement of maxillary and mandibular keratinized gingiva

[summary by Hart et al., 2002].