Recognising neurofibromatosis type 1

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Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a genetic disorder with many and varied clinical manifestations, its hallmark lesions affecting the skin and nervous system. It is a progressive condition, but the degree to which a person will be affected is variable and unpredictable, even within families. The mainstay of management of NF1 is regular monitoring and treatment of complications. Frontline child health professionals are well placed to notice the common signs of NF1, allowing for referral to specialist care early in the course of the condition.

This learning module can be used towards CPD and has been published by The Mum & Baby Academy in association with the Childhood Tumour Trust.

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