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Tuberous sclerosis

Tuberous sclerosis: Introduction

Tuberous sclerosis: Tuberous sclerosis is an hereditary disorder characterized by benign, tumor-like nodules of the brain and/or retinas, skin lesions, seizures and/or mental retardation. ... more about Tuberous sclerosis.

Tuberous sclerosis: A rare genetic disorder characterized by harmartomatous skin nodules, seizures, phakomata and bone lesions. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Tuberous sclerosis is available below.

Symptoms of Tuberous sclerosis

Treatments for Tuberous sclerosis

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Tuberous sclerosis?

Tuberous sclerosis: Related Patient Stories

Tuberous sclerosis: Complications

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Causes of Tuberous sclerosis

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Disease Topics Related To Tuberous sclerosis

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Less Common Symptoms of Tuberous sclerosis

  • Hamartomata
  • Fibromata
  • Gingival fibromata
  • Subungual fibromata
  • Lipomata
  • more symptoms...»

Tuberous sclerosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Tuberous sclerosis

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Tuberous sclerosis: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Tuberous sclerosis

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Prognosis for Tuberous sclerosis

Prognosis for 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)

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Clinical Trials for Tuberous sclerosis

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Tuberous sclerosis: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Tuberous sclerosis

Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

Tuberous sclerosis is an hereditary disorder characterized by benign, tumor-like nodules of the brain and/or retinas, skin lesions, seizures and/or mental retardation. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

NINDS Tuberous Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Tuberous sclerosis is a rare genetic, neurological disorder primarily characterized by seizures, mental retardation, and skin and eye lesions. In some cases, neurobehavioral problems may also occur. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Tuberous Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of 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


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