Multiple Neurofibromas with Hypertrichosis in a Filipino Patient with Neurofibromatosis 1

  • Leah Antoinette M. Caro-Chang
  • Maria Franchesca S. Quinio
  • Georgina C. Pastorfide
Keywords: neurofibromatosis 1, hypertrichosis, neurofibromas


This is a case of an 11-year-old male who presented with multiple neurofibromas with hypertrichosis. Classic cutaneous neurofibromas, café-au-lait macules, axillary freckling, Lisch nodules, and scoliosis were also present fulfilling a diagnosis of Neurofibromatosis type 1. This is the first report of multiple neurofibromas with hypertrichosis in the Philippines. Hypertrichosis overlying a neurofibroma is rarely reported and the mechanism remains to be elucidated.


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