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J Invest Dermatol. 2010 Sep;130(9):2167-9. doi: 10.1038/jid.2010.206.

Cutaneous features predict paraspinal neurofibromas in neurofibromatosis type 1.

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Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA.

Abstract

In neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1), malignant transformation of internal plexiform neurofibromas carries a poor prognosis, in part because they are not evident clinically. In this issue, Sbidian et al. describe a novel "NF-1Score" equation that employs four easily observable traits to predict the presence of paraspinal neurofibromas. This tool can identify at-risk patients during regular screening to help reduce mortality.

PMID:
20711205
DOI:
10.1038/jid.2010.206
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