1A hereditary disease in which numerous benign tumors develop in various parts of the body, especially the skin and the fibrous sheaths of the nerves. It is a form of neurofibromatosis.
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- Neurofibromatosis, or von Recklinghausen's disease, is a relatively common autosomal dominant genetic disorder in which affected individuals develop benign and malignant tumors at an increased frequency.
early 20th century: named after Friedrich von Recklinghausen (1833–1910), German pathologist.
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