Tuberous Sclerosis

About- Tuberous sclerosis (TS), or tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), is a rare genetic condition that causes noncancerous, or benign, tumours to grow in the brain, other vital organs, and skin.

Symptoms-
 Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
 Autism
 Breathing difficulties
 Calcium deposits on the brain
 Coughing
 Developmental delays
 Dyslexia
 Epilepsy (Seizures)  
 Growth Problem of heart (usually largest at birth and shrink as the child gets older)
 Growths on the gums or tongue
 Growths on the retina or pale patches on the eye
 Heart arrhythmia
 Hydrocephalus
 Infantile spasm
 Intellectual disabilities
 Kidney problems
 Noncancerous tumours of the brain, kidneys, heart or lung
 Patches of light-coloured skin
 Pitted teeth
 Reddish bumps under or around the nails
 Self-injury or aggression
 Small, harmless areas of thickened, smooth skin
 Social and emotional adjustment problem etc.
 
Causes-

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

Specialists to visit
 Medical Geneticist
 Neurologist

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References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
http://www.tuberous-sclerosis.org/
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.webmd.com

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