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Tuberous sclerosis complex



TSC causes a combination of symptoms including seizures, intellectual disability, developmental delay, behavioral problems, skin abnormalities, lung disease, and kidney disease


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 types of brain tumors are associated with TSC: giant cell astrocytomas, cortical tubers, and subependymal nodules


About 90% of people with TSC develop a range of neurodevelopmental, behavioral, psychiatric, and psychosocial difficulties


Around 80% of children under 2 years-old with TSC have at least one cardiac rhabdomyoma, and about 90% of those will have several

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