About Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a genetic disease that causes tumors and symptoms in multiple organs of the body including the brain, skin, eyes, kidneys, heart and lungs. The disease affects approximately 1 in 6000 people.
Consensus guidelines for the diagnosis, surveillance, and management of TSC have been published and are freely available via the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance website.
Specialized TSC care
Our center sees patients at the Washington University Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and affiliated sites.
The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance website contains comprehensive information about TSC for patients, family members, physicians and researchers: http://www.tsalliance.org/
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