tuberous sclerosis


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tuberous sclerosis

[′tü·bə·rəs sklə′rō·səs]
(medicine)
A familial neurocutaneous syndrome characterized in its complete form by epilepsy, adenoma sebaceum, and mental deficiency, and pathologically by nodular sclerosis of the cerebral cortex. Also known as Bourneville's disease.
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We also propose establishment of South Asian and Pakistan chapters of Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance for acting as a support group for patients with TSC and creating awareness among general public about the disease.
Causes of death in patients with tuberous sclerosis.
Tuberous sclerosis, also known as tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), is a rare genetic condition that causes mainly development of hamartomas in different parts of the body.
Furthermore, the occurrence of an aneurysm in sporadic AML is rare, as the large majority tend to be associated with tuberous sclerosis.
After an MRI scan she was diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis, a rare condition that causes mainly non-cancerous tumours to develop in different parts of the body.
Tumors related to tuberous sclerosis were renal angiomyolipomas in 21 patients, cardiac rhabdomyomas in 11, subependymal giant cell astrocytomas in seven, and non renal hamartoma in one patient.
This case of a new onset seizure illustrated CNS manifestations of tuberous sclerosis.
Schulam, "Giant bilateral renal angiomyolipomas associated with tuberous sclerosis," Urology, vol.
Key Words: Tuberous sclerosis complex, renal angiomyolipomas, everolimus.
According to the Tuberous Sclerosis Association, this means the drug is only prescribed when a patient is assessed as being in "imminent danger of irreversible and substantial harm.
Tuberous sclerosis is a rare genetic condition that causes mainly noncancerous tumours to develop in different parts of the body.
But the National Institute of Clinical Excellence, which has licensed the medicine, will not approve it for use on her condition, tuberous sclerosis complex - because it is too rare.