Understanding neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1)

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Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a neurogenetic condition that approximately 1 in every 2,700 people are born with. It is caused by genetic changes in the NF1 gene causing tumours to grow on nerves on the skin or inside the body, as well as a variety of other complications. Approximately half of those with NF1 have inherited it from a parent; the other half will be the first in their family to have the condition.

This learning module can be used towards CPD for revalidation with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).


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