Journal article

Growth in North American white children with neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1)

J Szudek, P Birch, JM Friedman

Journal of Medical Genetics | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2000

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To analyse the distributions of and generate growth charts for stature and occipitofrontal circumference (OFC) in neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) patients. DESIGN: Cross sectional database survey. SETTING: The National Neurofibromatosis Foundation International Database (NFDB) includes clinical information on NF1 patients from 14 participating centres in North America. SUBJECTS: A total of 569 white, North American, NF1 patients, 55% female and 45% male. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Stature and OFC measurements of NF1 patients were compared to age and sex matched population norms using z score standardisation and centile curves. RESULTS: The distributions of stature and OFC are shifted and un..

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