Martin and his son Sam spoke to the Club in 2016 on neurofibromatosis and this talk will update us on progress in the last three years.
Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) is more prevalent than Cystic Fibrosis, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and Huntingtons Disease combined.
Complications may include:
Tumours growing along nerves on the skin and inside the body
Bone Deformities/Scoliosis (eg Curvature of the spine)
Learning Difficulties (eg Dyslexia)
Social Skill Difficulties (eg Autistic Spectrum Disorder)
Attention and Impulsivity (eg ADD/ADHD)
Coordination Difficulties (eg Dyspraxia)
95% will have 6 or more coffee coloured patches (Café au Lait marks)
Which can lead to feeling:
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