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Neurofibromatosis

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 9 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 26 November 2008, Official Report, columns 2100-1W, on neurofibromatosis, what treatments for neurofibromatosis are available on the National Health Service. (240735)

There is currently no cure for neurofibromatosis, however the national health service is able to provide treatments for some of the complications of this distressing condition. Neurofibromas in awkward or unsightly positions can sometimes be removed surgically, and pain relief is available.

The full range of NHS health and social care is available for those with specific complications which may include learning difficulties, behavioural problems, high blood pressure, epilepsy and hearing and speech problems.