Mother who is covered in tumours has accepted her looks after her son was born with the disorder

Vanessa Cornelio, 25, from Glendale, Arizona, was born with neurofibromatosis, which causes tumours to grow on nerve tissue. Her two-year-old son Daniel Jr. inherited the condition.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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ConclusionPersons with FEH and their relatives are greatly affected by the aesthetic, medical and traumatic concerns related with this condition. Differential diagnosis includes other viral lesions, epidermodysplasia verruciformis, dysplastic PUVA keratosis and syndromes such as Neurofibromatosis and Cowdens.
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Objective: To investigate whether [18F]fluorothymidine (FLT) and/or [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) can differentiate growth in neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) related vestibular schwannomas (VS) and to evaluate the importance of PET scanner spatial resolution on measured tumor uptake. Methods: Six NF2 patients with 11 VS (4 rapidly growing, 7 indolent), were scanned with FLT and FDG using a high-resolution research tomograph (HRRT, Siemens) and a Siemens Biograph TrueV PET-CT, with and without resolution modeling image reconstruction. Mean, maximum, and peak standardised uptake values (SUV)...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: BASIC SCIENCE Source Type: research
Authors: Antonopoulos D, Tsilioni I, Balatsos NAA, Gourgoulianis KI, Theoharides TC Abstract Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant disorder affecting 1/3000 individuals worldwide. It results from germline mutations of the neurofibromin gene and it is fully penetrant by the age of 5. Neurofibromin is a 2818 amino acid protein that is produced in many cell types, but its levels are especially high in the nervous system. PMID: 31184097 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research
The neurofibromatoses (NF) are a group of genetic disorders that interfere negatively with the quality of life (QoL) and influence physical, emotional and social statuses. Studying the effects of neurofibromat...
Source: BMC Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: LETTERS Source Type: research
Enrique Galvan, 27, from Asuncion, Paraguay, was born with a rare, genetic disease known as neurofibromatosis, which causes large, benign tumors to grow on nerve tissue.
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Authors: Merlán Hermida A, Aroza Espinar M, Puente Fernández A PMID: 31171350 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicina Clinica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med Clin (Barc) Source Type: research
We reported two cases of patients with a history of von Recklinghausen's disease. Both of them suffered sudden chest pain. Chest-X ray revealed a hemi-thoracic opacity. Enhanced chest computed tomography showed massive hemothorax, but no evidence of tumors or an obvious bleeding point in the thorax. After we had ensured a stable hemodynamic condition, we performed video-assisted thoracic surgery to remove the hematoma. No evidence of bleeding was noticed in the first patient whereas an active bleeding was observed in the second patient. We could not determine which vessel was responsible of the hemorrhage. Electrocoagulati...
Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Monaldi Arch Chest Dis Source Type: research
Authors: Ramos Suárez A, Fernández Barrientos Y, Alfaro Juárez AM PMID: 31153606 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicina Clinica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med Clin (Barc) Source Type: research
AbstractNeurofibromatosis type II (NF2) is a tumor predisposition syndrome characterized by the development of distinctive nervous system lesions. NF2 results from loss-of-function alterations in theNF2 gene on chromosome 22, with resultant dysfunction of its protein product merlin. NF2 is most commonly associated with the development of bilateral vestibular schwannomas; however, patients also have a predisposition to development of other tumors including meningiomas, ependymomas, and peripheral, spinal, and cranial nerve schwannomas. Patients may also develop other characteristic manifestations such as ocular lesions, neu...
Source: Acta Neuropathologica - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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