this condition only run in the family. if a male has the condition and not the women, vice versa,there is a 50 % chance that the kids will get it. for these reasons doctors may offer to do gene counseling, before having a child. this will help you in getting ready for what may happen on the future.
Frederick von Recklinghausen is credited with the discovery of the disorder in 1882. also it is estimated that as many as 1 in 3,000 people have NF1, so ever since the discovery , teatments like surgery and medication have been given.