Neurofibromatosis type 5
Other Names for this Disease
- Neurofibromatosis type V
- Segmental neurofibromatosis
neurofibromas (benign tumors) to develop on or just under the skin. Individuals with neurofibromatosis type 5 may or may not also develop skin spots called café-au-lait spots or other features of neurofibromatosis type 1. The affected area can vary in size from a narrow strip to covering nearly half of the body and may be located on one or both sides of the body.Neurofibromatosis type 5, also known as segmental neurofibromatosis, is a rare disorder that causes
Last updated: 10/11/2013
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