Other Symptoms to Look for if Your Child Has Neurofibromatosis

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Are there other symptoms associated with Neurofibromatosis?

Other Symptoms to Look for if Your Child Has Neurofibromatosis

Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic condition that affects children into their adulthood. As an incurable disease, it can cause tumors to develop in the nervous system. Most children will show common symptoms of the brownish-colored spots on their skin and freckles under the armpits. You should also recognize other symptoms of NF whether your child is diagnosed with NF1 or NF2.

Other Symptoms For NF1

Seizures can affect children diagnosed with NF1. They may also experience speech impairment, high blood pressure, scoliosis, and a delay of puberty.

Other Symptoms For NF2

Unsteadiness is another symptom of NF2. You should also keep an eye out if you child has facial pain, headaches, or experience weakness in the body.

   

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