NF Clinical Program
Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a set of complex genetic conditions that can affect nearly every organ system in the body. NF causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and in the brain. Other problems can include learning issues and bone deformities.
The NF Clinical Program sees the following types of patients:
- Individuals who would like to be evaluated for NF
- Individuals who have been diagnosed with NF1
IF you have been diagnosed with NF2, please make an appointment with the NF2 Clinical program
The NF Clinical program offers comprehensive clinical and laboratory services.
- Diagnostic evaluation
- Routine follow-up examinations
- Multidisciplinary coordinated care
The NF Clinical program care includes:
- Careful review of clinical and family history
- Detailed physical and neurological examinations
- Ophthalmology examination
- Genetic counseling
- Imaging studies (when indicated)
- Appropriate consultations with our comprehensive team of medical and surgical specialists
- Genetic testing (when indicated)
NF Clinical Trials
The NF Clinical Program is also an active member in the NF Clinical Trials Consortium. New treatments for children and adults with NF are offered as part of these ongoing clinical studies. Learn more about NF1 Clinical Trials.
National Neurofibromatosis Referral Center
St. Louis Children’s Hospital is a national referral center for individuals with neurofibromatosis. Physicians who would like to refer a patient to the NF Clinical Program may call our Physician Access Line at 800.678.4357.