What are symptoms of NF2?

What are symptoms of NF2?

What are symptoms of NF2?

What Are the Symptoms of NF2?

  • ringing in the ears.
  • problems with balance.
  • glaucoma (an eye disease that damages the optic nerve)
  • hearing loss.
  • vision impairment.
  • numbness or weakness in the arms and legs.
  • seizures.

How long does someone live with NF2?

Tumours that develop inside the brain and spinal cord can place a strain on the body and shorten life expectancy. The average life expectancy for someone with NF2 is 65 years of age. Read more about treating neurofibromatosis type 2.

How is NF2 caused?

It can be inherited, but about half the people with NF2 have no family history. Because it can be inherited, the main risk factor is family history. Children with NF2 tend to have symptoms related to tumors in the brain and spinal cord. Adults diagnosed with NF2 are usually in the age range of 18 to 24 years old.

What is difference between NF1 and NF2?

The NF1 gene makes a protein called neurofibromin, which regulates cell division in the nervous system and functions as a kind of molecular brake to keep cells from growing out of control. The gene for NF2 is located on chromosome 22. The NF2 gene product is a tumor-suppressor protein (called merlin or schwannomin).

Is NF2 serious?

Conclusion: NF2 is a serious disease that can quickly be life-threatening. The presence of lower cranial nerves schwannomas is a poor prognostic factor, and radiosurgery should be considered for their treatment, as surgical removal often worsens the swallowing disturbances.

Can you live a normal life with neurofibromatosis?

If there are no complications, the life expectancy of people with NF is almost normal. With the right education, people with NF can live a normal life. Although mental impairment is generally mild, NF1 is a known cause of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Learning disabilities are a common problem.

At what age is neurofibromatosis usually diagnosed?

Neurofibromatosis 1. Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) is usually diagnosed during childhood. Signs are often noticeable at birth or shortly afterward and almost always by age 10. Signs and symptoms are often mild to moderate, but can vary in severity.