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Neurofibromatosis (NF), one of the most common genetic disorders, is characterized by the formation of tumors involving nerve tissue in the skin, subcutaneous tissue, cranial nerves, and spinal root nerves. Other abnormalities can develop in the skin and bones.
The Duke Neurofibromatosis Clinic is dedicated to providing comprehensive medical and surgical care to children, adolescents, and adults with NF-1 and NF-2.
The symptoms of NF can be varied and evolve over time. Because of the progressive nature of these conditions, pediatric and adult patients are provided with ongoing, specialized multidisciplinary care.
Patients are directed to our affiliated specialists for evaluation and treatment of associated medical problems. These specialists have expertise in the medical complications associated with NF including neuro-oncology, genetics, learning disabilities, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, and rehabilitative services.
Members of this multidisciplinary clinical team also engage in collaborative work with researchers in the basic sciences, as well as in clinical research. Scientific work is directed at developing and performing clinical and translational research.
More specifically, the focus is on identifying biochemical markers and therapeutic targets, and participating in therapeutic trials utilizing agents that target cell signaling pathways.
To learn more about the neurofibromatosis services available at Duke, or to get a referral or schedule an appointment, call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853).
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