Understanding Neurofibromatosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Preventive Measures

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The symptoms of neurofibromatosis can vary widely from person to person. Some individuals may only develop a few small tumors that cause no noticeable symptoms, while others may experience more severe complications such as vision and hearing loss, learning disabilities, and chronic pain. Common signs of neurofibromatosis type 1 include skin changes such as the development of light brown spots, freckling in the armpits or groin, and the growth of benign tumors on or under the skin. 

Neurofibromatosis type 2 is characterized by the formation of tumors on the nerves responsible for hearing and balance, which can lead to hearing loss and problems with coordination. It is important for individuals with neurofibromatosis to receive regular medical monitoring to detect and address any potential complications early on.

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