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September 1991

Neurofibromatosis: A Handbook for Patients, Families, and Health Care Professionals

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Rochester, NY

Arch Neurol. 1991;48(9):898. doi:10.1001/archneur.1991.00530210024007

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In recent years, our knowledge of neurofibromatosis (NF) has expanded significantly. The location of the NF gene on chromosome 17, for NF 1, and chromosome 22, for NF 2, has been identified, and the clinical variations of the disorder have been more fully delineated. The book was sponsored by the National Neurofibromatosis Founddation, New York, NY, and the approach is varied, with some information written for the layperson and other topics more detailed and professionally oriented. The book is multiauthored and brings together the existing information about NF as of early 1990. It is divided into four sections: "Medical," "Genetic," and "Psychosocial Aspects," and "Appendices." There are 20 chapters covering most of the major areas of concern. Following the introduction and history, there are chapters on diagnosis, neurological aspects, ocular features, NF and cancer, molecular genetics, psychosocial aspects, and many other areas. The chapter organization makes it easy to find

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