Neurofibromatosis and Neurocutaneous Disorders
UNC Hospitals serves as one of the National Neurofibromatosis Comprehensive Clinics for the diagnosis and care of children and adults with neurofibromatosis. The clinic offers specialists in genetics, ophthalmology, orthopedics, dermatology, oncology, radiology, neurosurgery, and plastic surgery to provide special care for persons affected by neurofibromatosis.
Other neurocutaneous disorders are also evaluated and treated in the clinic including:
- tuberous sclerosis
- ataxia telangiectasia
- incontinentia pigmentae
- linear sebaceous nevus syndrome
The neurofibromatosis program at UNC has a long history of making significant contributions to the diagnosis and care of those afflicted with the disease including the development of the first diagnostic genetic test. The program’s research studies help to bring a better understanding of the disease and improved methods to diagnosis and treat patients.