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NJBMS - Volume 1, Issue 3, January - March 2011

Pages: 171-173

NEUROFIBROMATOSIS IN A 13 YEAR OLD CHILD - A CASE REPORT

Author: V. Suresh Kumar , B. Sekar , S. Manikandan , A.Vijay

Category: Pathology

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Abstract:

Neurofibromatosis is the term used to describe a group of genetic disorders that primarily affect the cell growth of neural tissues. At least eight forms of neurofibromatosis have been recognized, the most common form being neurofibromatosis type I (NF-I), or von Recklinghausen's disease of the skin. This report represents a case of solitary neurofibroma with cafe au lait macules in a 13 year old child.

Keywords: Café au lait macules, Neurofibromatosistype-I, VonRecklinghausen's disease, neurofibroma

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