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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2008, vol. 14, book 1
Subject Collection: Medicine
Page: 63-67
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.14-1-2010.63
Online date: October 07, 2008

J of IMAB 2008; 14(1):63-67
A CASE OF NEUROFIBROMATOSIS TYPE 1
Valentina Dimitrova1, Ivelina Yordanova1, Verka Pavlova1, Valentin Valtchev1, Dimitar Gospodinov1, Boryana Parashkevova2, Chavdar Balabanov2
1) Department of Dermatology and Venereology, 2) Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University – Pleven, Bulgaria

ABSTRACT:
Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a term that has been applied to a variety of related syndromes, characterized by neuroectodermal tumors arising within multiple organs and autosomal-dominant inheritance. Neurofibromatosis type I (NF-1), known as well as Recklinghausen’s disease, is the most common type of the disease accounting 90% of the cases. We present a case of 52-year-old men with NF-1. The disease started in childhood with the appearance of multiple hyperpigmented skin macules. At the age of 46 a lot of cutaneous tumors appeared and started growing bigger all over the body surface. Because of a vision problem due to an upper left eyelid neurofibroma, the patient came for a clinical examination at the age of 52 years.

Key words:Neurofibromatosis, Neurofibromatosis type I, Recklinghausen’s disease.

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Please cite this article as: Dimitrova V, Yordanova I, Pavlova V, Valchev V, Gospodinov D, Parashkevova B, Balabanov Ch.  A CASE OF NEUROFIBROMATOSIS TYPE 1. J of IMAB 2008; 14(1):63-67. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.14-1-2010.63

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