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Neurofibromatosis Update: The Primary Care Provider’s Role and New Hope in Treating Tumors

Pediatric neurologist Alyssa T. Reddy, MD, director of the UCSF Neurofibromatosis Program, breaks down the complex, multisystem signs of NF1, among the most common inherited neurologic disorders. To facilitate early diagnosis, she offers valuable tips on distinguishing NF1 skin – as well as other – abnormalities; explains when genetic testing is indicated; and reveals the promise of a recently approved drug, selumetinib, for shrinking certain neurofibromas.  

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Alyssa Reddy, MD.

Alyssa Reddy, MD

Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics

Dr. Alyssa Reddy is a pediatric neurologist with expertise in treating children who have tumors of the central nervous system. She has more than 20 years of experience in diagnosing and managing brain tumors and other neurologic disorders. ...

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