Cognitive profile of neurofibromatosis type 1.

TitleCognitive profile of neurofibromatosis type 1.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsLevine TM, Materek A, Abel J, O'Donnell M, Cutting LE
JournalSeminars in pediatric neurology
Date Published2006 Mar

General consensus has yet to be reached with regard to the exact cognitive profile of children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). The current overview seeks to provide a more comprehensive review of the literature by examining studies that have specifically compared individuals with NF1 to siblings, controls, and/or norms. We also examined results of studies that compared individuals with NF1 with various manifestations to each other. Consistent with previous reviews, no clear cognitive profile emerged; however, greater insight into patterns was obtained. Additionally, future directions for research on NF1 were suggested.

Alternate JournalSemin Pediatr Neurol