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What causes tuberous sclerosis?

Tuberous sclerosis is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait although a high percentage of cases are due to new mutations, so there usually is no family history of the disease. It is one of a group of diseases described as neurocutaneous syndromes because of extensive involvement of both the skin and the central nervous system (brain and/or spinal cord). The symptoms of tuberous sclerosis, however, vary considerably from minimally affected people with normal intelligence and no seizures to severely affected people with profound retardation and frequent, difficult-to-control seizures or serious tumors. People of all races and sex may be affected. The condition may become apparent any time from infancy to adulthood but usually occurs between 2-6 years of age.

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What is tuberous sclerosis? - Tuberous sclerosis is a group of 2 genetic disorders characterized by problems with the skin, brain/nervous system, kidneys and a predisposition to tumors.
What causes tuberous sclerosis? - Tuberous sclerosis is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait although a high percentage of cases are due to new mutations.
What are the symptoms of tuberous sclerosis? - Skin lesions, epileptic seizures and developmental delay/behavioural problems are the main symptoms of tuberous sclerosis.
How is tuberous sclerosis diagnosed? - Tuberous sclerosis may be diagnosed with ultrasound to detect heart abnormalities including abnormal heart rhythm (electorcardiogram) or tumor (rhabdomyoma).
What's the treatment for tuberous sclerosis? - There is no specific treatment for tuberous sclerosis. Treatment plans should be determined on an individual basis.
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