A Long-Term Research that has not yet been
Resolved Is Neurofibromatosis
The purpose of this case study is to determine how a child under the age of 5 is diagnosed with neurofibromatosis. Jonathan Holloway was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis (NF1) because he had signs of brown spots on his body and his health care provider made provisions to monitor him. In this case there was genetic testing that needed to be done to confirm the diagnosis. There are more ways to determine if (NF1) actually exist. Based on the findings x-rays, ct scans, and MRI can be utilized in determining if NF1 is present. We will also discuss test, treatments, the diagnosis that will come from the National Institute of Health, as well as the possible complications that Jonathan may face due to (NF1).
The first existence of NF1 was when Joseph C. Merrick, The Elephant Man, he became impaired with neurofibromatosis in 1882 but it was discovered by Friedrich von Recklinghausen. NF1 is considered to be a hereditary disorder of the nervous system which affects the development and growth of the nerve cell tissues (McKeever, K., Shepherd, C., Crawford H., and Morrison, P, 2008). When the growth occurs the only thing that can suppress the tumors is Neurofibromin, it also keeps the cells from dividing too quickly. “Each child of an affected parent has a 50% chance of inheriting the gene and developing NF1; the type of NF1 inherited by the child is always the same as that of the affected parent, although the severity of the manifestations may differ from person to person within a family (McKeever, K., Shepherd, C., Crawford H., and Morrison, P 2008)”.
In tables I, it indicates more problems children may have between the age of 3 months and 15 years when diagnosed with NF1. When viewing table II it will disclose the number of complications that a child had before 10...