Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1)

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Neurofibromatosis or NF1 causes growths to form on nerve tissues. Learn about both the common and uncommon skin and bone abnormalities of this condition.

Key points

  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a genetic disorder.
  • The most common features are café-au-lait spots, freckling and neurofibromas.
  • Most children with NF1 will have only mild symptoms.
  • Children should be monitored regularly for possible health complications.
Last updated: March 5th 2010