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What is Tuberous sclerosis?

What is Tuberous sclerosis?

  • Tuberous sclerosis: A rare genetic disorder characterized by harmartomatous skin nodules, seizures, phakomata and bone lesions.
  • Tuberous sclerosis: RAEB: Hereditary disease characterized by seizures, mental retardation, developmental delay, and skin and ocular lesions. First signs usually occur during infancy or childhood but in rare cases may not occur until 2nd or 3rd decade. Code also in SIC180 (rare diseases).
    Source - Diseases Database

Tuberous sclerosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Tuberous sclerosis, or a subtype of Tuberous sclerosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Tuberous sclerosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Tuberous sclerosis: Introduction

Types of Tuberous sclerosis:

Broader types of Tuberous sclerosis:

How many people get Tuberous sclerosis?

Prevalance of Tuberous sclerosis: less than 1 in 10,000
Prevalance Rate of Tuberous sclerosis: approx 1 in 10,000 or 0.01% or 27,200 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Tuberous sclerosis?

Complications of Tuberous sclerosis: see complications of Tuberous sclerosis
Prognosis of Tuberous sclerosis: Patients may experience a few or all of the symptoms with varying degrees of severity. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology) ... The prognosis for individuals with tuberous sclerosis varies depending on the severity of symptoms. There is no cure. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Tuberous Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Tuberous sclerosis?

Causes of Tuberous sclerosis: see causes of Tuberous sclerosis

What are the symptoms of Tuberous sclerosis?

Symptoms of Tuberous sclerosis: see symptoms of Tuberous sclerosis

Complications of Tuberous sclerosis: see complications of Tuberous sclerosis

Onset of Tuberous sclerosis: childhood

Can anyone else get Tuberous sclerosis?

Contagion of genetic conditions: generally not; see details in contagion of genetic diseases.
Inheritance: see inheritance of Tuberous sclerosis

Inheritance of genetic conditions: see details in inheritance of genetic diseases.

Tuberous sclerosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tuberous sclerosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tuberous sclerosis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Tuberous sclerosis: see treatments for Tuberous sclerosis
Research for Tuberous sclerosis: see research for Tuberous sclerosis

Organs Affected by Tuberous sclerosis:

Organs and body systems related to Tuberous sclerosis include:

Name and Aliases of Tuberous sclerosis

Main name of condition: Tuberous sclerosis

Class of Condition for Tuberous sclerosis: genetic

Other names or spellings for Tuberous sclerosis:

adenoma sebaceum, Bourneville disease, Bourneville syndrome, Bourneville-Brissaud disease, Pringle disease, epiploia, hereditary milpitple system hamartomatosis, neurinomatosis centralis, neuromatosis universalis, neurospongioplastosis diffusa, phacomatosis, sclerosis tuberosa, spongioblastosis circumscripta, tuberose sclerosis, Bourneville-Brissaud syndrome, Bourneville phakomatosis, epiloia, tuberous sclerosis complex, cerebral sclerosis, Bourneville's syndrome, TSC, TS

Bourneville's disease, Bourneville-Pringle syndrome, Epiloia Source - Diseases Database

TS (Tuberous sclerosis), TSC, Tuberous sclerosis complex
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Tuberous sclerosis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Tuberous sclerosis:


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