Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant condition with a high degree of variability between individuals. It occurs in 1/3400 individuals and 50% of individuals have an affected parent. It affects all ethnicities and occurs equally in males and females. NF1 can be associated with most systems in the body including the cutaneous, neurologic, ophthalmologic, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.
Anticipatory guidance and care is essential to monitor for manifestations that may not be obvious.
We have prepared an information sheet (PDF) designed for you to provide basic facts about NF1 and also outline issues that may come up later on for your patients.