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Table 2 Circumstances around the appearance or growth of cNF - overall and per country

From: Cutaneous neurofibromas: patients’ medical burden, current management and therapeutic expectations: results from an online European patient community survey

Circumstances n (%)All patients (n = 170)France (n = 75; 44%)Spain (n = 32; 19%)UK (n = 30; 18%)Germany (n = 33; 19%)
Can appear without any specific reasons84 (49)49 (65)10 (31)8 (27)17 (52)
Puberty77 (45)34 (45)15 (47)13 (43)15 (46)
Stress75 (44)35 (47)8 (25)17 (57)15 (46)
Pregnancya47 (43)28 (51)3 (23)9 (47)7 (30)
Sun exposure35 (21)10 (13)7 (22)11 (37)7 (21)
Hormonal treatmentsa29 (26)9 (16)4 (31)5 (26)11 (48)
Piercing5 (3)0 (0)1 (3)2 (7)2 (6)
Skin incision or injury4 (2)1 (1)0 (0)1 (3)2 (6)
Other5 (3)5 (7)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
  1. Description of the circumstances noticed by the patients around the appearance or growth of cNF overall and for each country
  2. a % of female patients reported