Info Request - Recklinghausen

T. S. Pillay tpillay at ucsd.edu
Mon Feb 6 20:37:13 EST 1995


In article <387000001 at peg> , kenbuse at peg.apc.org writes:
>Subject: Info Request - Recklinghausen
>From: kenbuse
>Date: 05 Feb 95 03:01 GMT+1000
>>I am trying to find out about Recklinghausen's disease.  Can anyone tell 
>me or point me to a source of information about the disease.
>

The full name is Von Recklinghausens disease or Multiple
Neurofibromatosis.  Basically tumours develop in the nerve sheaths and
present as subcutaneous limps.  Depending on which nerve is affected the
symptoms may vary-  more details may be found in any basic medical
textbook.  It's inherited.  The gene has been mapped.



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