This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
|Abnormality of the skin||0000951|
|Abnormality of the vertebral column||
Abnormal vertebral column
Abnormality of the spine
|Spinal cord tumor||
Tumor of the spinal cord
Research helps us better understand diseases and can lead to advances in diagnosis and treatment. This section provides resources to help you learn about medical research and ways to get involved.
Support and advocacy groups can help you connect with other patients and families, and they can provide valuable services. Many develop patient-centered information and are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct you to research, resources, and services. Many organizations also have experts who serve as medical advisors or provide lists of doctors/clinics. Visit the group’s website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
Living with a genetic or rare disease can impact the daily lives of patients and families. These resources can help families navigate various aspects of living with a rare disease.
These resources provide more information about this condition or associated symptoms. The in-depth resources contain medical and scientific language that may be hard to understand. You may want to review these resources with a medical professional.
Developing Endpoints to Facilitate Clinical Trials in Rare Diseases
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 -
Friday, November 20, 2015
Location: Bethesda, MD
Description: The Response Evaluation in Neurofibromatosis and Schwannomatosis (REiNS) International Collaboration holds a winter annual conference each year to develop and to discuss novel outcome measures for clinical trials of neurofibromatosis and schwannomatosis, a group of related tumor suppressor syndromes. The annual winter conference has been very successful in stimulating international collaboration among the many different specialists involved in the treatment of these rare conditions. The 2015 conference theme is to develop consensus-driven outcome measures for clinical trials in patients with rare disease such as neurofibromatosis and schwannomatosis.
Contact: Dr. Rashmi Gopal-Srivistava(301) 402-4336
Children's Tumor Foundation 2014 Neurofibromatosis (NF) Conference
Saturday, June 7, 2014 -
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Location: Washington , D.C.
Description: In order to stimulate exchange between basic scientists and clinical investigators, a number of sessions will be organized to discuss preclinical models and findings side by side with clinical findings and current management in patients. The hope is that this exchange will promote the translation of preclinical findings into clinical trials. Moreover, invited speakers outside of the NF community will add to the scientific diversity and stimulate discussions and promote new collaborations.
Contact: Jill A. Morris, Ph.D.,(301) firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Office of Rare Diseases Research
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I have a segmental neuromatosis/schwannomatosis. The last 10 years the pain has been constant and gradually becoming worse. The last six moths have been dreadful. I would like to know what treatments work for others with the same condition. I have read some research work, but it is never anything like what I have got. I believe that surgery can be done? How successful is this? What medication works the best? See answer