Special consultation Neurofibromatosis Type I

Neurofibromatosis Type I (NF1) is a genetic disease which is associated with a wide range of symptoms of  the skin, nervous system and bones. There is an increased likelihood for the appearance of tumours of the nervous system. The diagnosis  occurs according to the availability of clearly identified clinical criteria for the disease. Changes in the NF1 gene are causative and can be proved by an appropriate molecular genetical investigation.

According to the family tree analysis and the evaluation of the medical data of the patient a physical investigation is carried out to assess abnormalities of the skin and visible anomalies of the bones. In case of a reasonable suspicion of NF1 a genetic investigation can be initiated.

For a continuous care of affected children a close cooperation with the special consultation NF1 of our social-pediatric center exists.

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