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Tuberous sclerosis

Tuberous sclerosis, also known as tuberous sclerosis complex, is a rare genetic condition that causes benign (non-cancerous) tumours to develop in different parts of the body.
Symptoms of tuberous sclerosis
The benign (non-cancerous) tumours that are caused by tuberous sclerosis can develop almost anywhere in the body.
Causes of tuberous sclerosis
Tuberous sclerosis is caused by a genetic mutation that occurs in one of two genes.
Diagnosing tuberous sclerosis
The length of time that it takes to make a successful diagnosis of tuberous sclerosis will depend on how severe a child's symptoms are.
Treating tuberous sclerosis
Tuberous sclerosis is a lifelong condition that requires long-term care and support from a range of different healthcare professionals.
Complications of tuberous sclerosis
Complications of tuberous sclerosis may develop if the condition gets worse. This is why regular screening and treatment is so important.