More common than cystic fibrosis and hereditary muscular dystrophy combined, Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) occurs in approximately one out of every 3,000 births. NF1 has also been referred to as peripheral neurofibromatosis or von Recklinghausen disease.

It differs clinically from another type of neurofibromatosis called NF2. Individuals with NF1 will not develop NF2, nor will they pass NF2 on to their children.

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Common Features of NF1

Diagnosing NF1

Genetics of NF1

NF1 Clinical Program

This multidisciplinary Washington University NF Center program specializes in treating patients with NF1.