The Most Shocking Genetic Mutations Known to Man

#4. Neurofibromatosis

An inherited genetic disorder, Neurofibromatosis generally appears in childhood and is incurable. Furthermore, it comes with a host of different symptoms all meant to make the sufferer’s life miserable. Neurofibromatosis can cause everything from skin disorders, to neurological impairment, and even malignant tumors. The most common symptoms appear on the skin; brown spots may cover the body, freckling may occur, particularly in the armpits and groin, and, most disturbingly, massive amounts of soft, benign tumors grow just beneath the skin, almost giving the appearance of what one would think of as the skin of a toad. Seriously, it’s a sad and awful condition, and it doesn’t end there. Neurofibromatosis also may produce lesions in the eye, a curved spine, bowed legs and a shorter than average height coupled with a larger than average head. Add the potential learning difficulties one with Neurofibromatosis may suffer and it truly is a cruel genetic disorder that not only affects one’s appearance, but one’s health as well.

Via globalskinatlas.com

Via globalskinatlas.com

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