M-J Descheemaeker

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UNLABELLED In the present study the neuropsychological, academic and social-emotional profiles were examined in Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) children. SUBJECTS 17 NF1 children (ages 7-11) with NF1 without serious medical problems and with a full scale IQ (FSIQ) above 70. METHODS Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R), academic tests(More)
Developmental testing (7 children, aged between 17 months and 4 years) and intelligence profile analysis (38 children, aged between 4 and 16 years) were performed in a group of 45 children with NF1 followed at the Leuven NF clinic. Mental retardation (total IQ < 70) was noted in 2 of the 38 children between 4 and 16 years (5.2%). The mean total IQ of this(More)
In a group of 28 children with neurofibromatosis type 1 aged between 4 and 16 years, neuroradiological findings were correlated with intelligence as measured by the Wechsler scales. The presence or specific location in the brain of T2 weighted prolonged signals on MRI was not associated with cognitive problems. No other physical characteristics associated(More)
BACKGROUND Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a common inherited autosomal dominant condition, characterised by multiple café-au-lait macules, axillary and/or inguinal freckling, iris Lisch nodules and tumours of the nervous system such as neurofibromas and optic pathway gliomas. At the same time, NF1 is frequently associated with intellectual disabilities(More)
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