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5 Facts you should know about

Tuberous sclerosis complex

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1

TSC causes a combination of symptoms including

seizures, intellectual disability, developmental delay, behavioral problems, skin abnormalities, lung disease, and kidney disease.

2

The physical manifestations of TSC

are due to the formation of hamartia, hamartomas (benign growths such as facial angiofibroma and subependymal nodules), and very rarely, cancerous hamartoblastomas.

3

Three types of brain tumors are associated with TSC:

giant cell astrocytomas, cortical tubers, and subependymal nodules.

4

About 90% of people with TSC

develop a range of neurodevelopmental, behavioral, psychiatric, and psychosocial difficulties.

5

Around 80% of children under two-years-old with TSC

have at least one cardiac rhabdomyoma, and about 90% of those will have several.

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