What do we know about tuberous sclerosis

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Present from birth: This rare genetic multisystem disorder is present from birth.

Effect on the central nervous system: TSC often affects the brain and, by extension, the central nervous system.

Genetic mutations: These mutations lead to uncontrolled growth and multiple noncancerous.

How is tuberous sclerosis passed on: Tuberous sclerosis is a genetic disorder that can be inherited from one parent.

When is tuberous sclerosis detected: Tuberous sclerosis is typically detected during infancy or childhood.

Tuberous sclerosis: Nearly all individuals with tuberous sclerosis develop abnormalities of the skin.

What is tuberous sclerosis: Tuberous sclerosis is caused by changes (mutations) in either the TSC1 or TSC2 gene.

Neuropsychiatric disorders: TSC-associated TANDs include epilepsy, hyperactivity, aggression.

Abnormal growth: While they are not malignant and do not typically metastasize.

What parts of the body are affected: As they develop, the tumors form in various organ systems of the body.

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