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Jaishri Blakeley, left, and Lori Jordan say their work with patients and families is equal parts education and medical management

Neurofibromatosis, a Common but Unpredictable Inherited Disorder

Neurofibromatosis badly needs a PR campaign. Ask most people to name a disease that’s passed from parent to child and their response is likely to be cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, sickle cell anemia, Tay-Sachs disease—any or all of these pop to the front of the mind.

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