Neurofibtomatosis NF1 and NF2
...acoustic neuromas). These patients were genetically and clinically distinct from the other neurofibromatosis patients and were subsequently identified as NF2. (Kantner, Eldridge, Fabricant, Allen, and Koerber, 1980) The prevalence of NF2 is less, estimated to be in the range of 1 in 210 000 population. (Husom, 1989.) Body Systems Affected NF1 mainly affects the skin, peripheral nerves, optic nerve, iris and long bones (e.g. those of the extremities) of the body. NF2, on the other hand, affects the central nervous system and causes... ?Neurofibromatosis (NF1 and NF2) The neurofibromatosis are a group of autosomal dominant hereditary diseases that are characterized by development oftumors of the embryonic...