Neuroofibromatosis Research Paper

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Christopher Tarlton Jonathan Jones January 30 2012 Info 1001 7A Neurofibromatosis For this research paper I will be discussing the disease I was born with and have lived with for my entire life. That disease is called neurofibromatosis and I have the form known as type 1. Neurofibromatosis does come in three different forms being type 1(NF1), type 2(NF2) and schwannomatosis. Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disease of the nervous system that will cause tumors to form throughout the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord and large/small nerves. It can also cause bone deformities and lead to learning disabilities. The disease generally occurs when it is passed down from a parent however in some cases like mine it is the outcome on a genetic mutation. The disease is usually…show more content…
"Neurofibromatosis." Neurofibromatosis. 1 Nov. 2004. Dorling Kindersley. 05 Feb. 2012 <>. This article covers the basics of what Neurofibromatosis is, it's symptoms and possible treatments. This article is good for giving the basics of the my disease without going into allot of the medical "talk" that people may not understand if they are not familiar medical background. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. "Neurofibromatosis Information Page." National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). 13 Jan. 2012. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 05 Feb. 2012 <>. This article also provides a description of my disease and it symptoms. The article also discusses possible treatments and how it can be diagnosed. A good thing about this article is that it provides to additional sources of information. Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Neurofibromatosis." Mayo Clinic. 1 July 2010. Mayo Clubuc. 06 Feb. 2012

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