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.

Specialized TSC care

Our center sees patients at the Washington University Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

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Further reading

The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance website contains comprehensive information about TSC for patients, family members, physicians and researchers: http://www.tsalliance.org/

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: Genes, Clinical Features, and Therapeutics. Kwiatkowkski DJ, Whittemore VH, Thiele EA, eds. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

Crino, P, Nathanson KL, and Henske, EP. The tuberous sclerosis complex. New England Journal of Medicine 2006, Vol. 355:1345-1356.

Curatolo, Paolo, ed. Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: From Basic Science to Clinical Phenotypes. London: Mac Keith Press, 2003.

Sheffield, Chris and Patrick Sheffield. Living with Tuberous Sclerosis: Stories of Love and Hope. Landover, MD: National Tuberous Sclerosis Association, 1999.