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Neurofibromatosis type 5


Other Names for this Disease
  • Neurofibromatosis type V
  • NF5
  • Segmental neurofibromatosis
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Overview


Neurofibromatosis type 5, also known as segmental neurofibromatosis, is a rare disorder that causes neurofibromas (benign tumors) to develop on or just under the skin.  Individuals with neurofibromatosis type 5 may or may not also develop skin spots called café-au-lait spots or other features of neurofibromatosis type 1.[1][2] The affected area can vary in size from a narrow strip to covering nearly half of the body and may be located on one or both sides of the body.[2]
Last updated: 10/11/2013

References

  1. Victor FC. Dermatology Online Journal. 2005; http://dermatology.cdlib.org/114/NYU/NYUtexts/1116041.html. Accessed 9/1/2009.
  2. Toy B. Dermatology Online Journal. 2003; http://dermatology.cdlib.org/94/NYU/Apr2002/2.html. Accessed 9/1/2009.
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