Neurofibromatosis type 1 in a child of a parent with segmental neurofibromatosis (NF-5)

Neurofibromatosis. 1989;2(4):244-5.


Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) was incidentally diagnosed in a 1-year-old girl. Her father was found to show the cutaneous signs of segmental neurofibromatosis (NF-5). This observation supports the possibility that subjects with NF-5 can transmit NF-1 to their offsprings in some cases, which has to be considered in genetic counseling.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Neurofibromatosis 1 / genetics*