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title:Neurofibromatosis Type 1 in A 32 Years Old Female: An Interesting Case Report

Author:Subrata Chakrabarti

Keywords:Neurofibromatosis, Neurofibromatosis type I, Recklinghausen’s disease

Type:Case report

Abstract:Neurofibromatosis (NF) is characterized by neuroectodermal tumours arising within multiple organs withautosomal- dominant inheritance. Neurofibromatosis type I (NF-1), known as well as Recklinghausen’s disease, is themost common type of the disease accounting 90% of thecases. We present a case of 32-year old woman with NF-1. Thedisease started inchildhood with the appearance of multiple hyper pigmented skin macules. At the age of 26 cutaneous tumours appeared all over the body surface. Because of progressive disfiguration, the patient came for aclinical examination at the age of 32 years. The point is to stress upon the fact that a diagnosis of NF1 is often delayed till the patient develops some disfiguring lesionsor progressive visual or hearing problem.

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