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Neurofibromatosis type 6

MedGen UID:
Concept ID:
Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: Familial café-au-lait spots; Multiple café-au-lait spots; Multiple café-au-lait syndrome; NF6
Modes of inheritance:
Autosomal dominant inheritance
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Intellectual Product
Source: Orphanet
A mode of inheritance that is observed for traits related to a gene encoded on one of the autosomes (i.e., the human chromosomes 1-22) in which a trait manifests in heterozygotes. In the context of medical genetics, an autosomal dominant disorder is caused when a single copy of the mutant allele is present. Males and females are affected equally, and can both transmit the disorder with a risk of 50% for each child of inheriting the mutant allele.
Orphanet: ORPHA2678


Neurofibromatosis type 6 (NF6), also referred as café-au-lait spots syndrome, is a cutaneous disorder characterized by the presence of several café-au-lait (CAL) macules without any other manifestations of neurofibromatosis or any other systemic disorder. [from ORDO]

Term Hierarchy

CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVNeurofibromatosis type 6

Professional guidelines


Anderson MK, Johnson M, Thornburg L, Halford Z
Ann Pharmacother 2022 Jun;56(6):716-726. Epub 2021 Sep 18 doi: 10.1177/10600280211046298. PMID: 34541874
Wilson BN, John AM, Handler MZ, Schwartz RA
J Am Acad Dermatol 2021 Jun;84(6):1667-1676. Epub 2020 Aug 6 doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2020.07.105. PMID: 32771543
Ly KI, Blakeley JO
Med Clin North Am 2019 Nov;103(6):1035-1054. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2019.07.004. PMID: 31582003

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