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Children's Tumour Foundation of Australia

Types of Neurofibromatosis

There are three main types of NF

While all three conditions are progressive and cause tumours to form on the cells coating nerves (nerve sheath), they each come with their own set of common symptoms.

Having one type of NF does not mean someone has or can develop another. It is extremely rare that someone would have the changes in two genes for this to occur.

Signs and symptoms vary with each individual case, so surveillance, management and treatment recommendations should be discussed with the appropriate specialists.

Click on the buttons below to learn more about each type of NF.


Along with the three main types of NF there are conditions which exhibit features seen in these three conditions, which can at times make diagnosis tricky. We believe it is important that we address these as well.