The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Neoplasm of the nervous system||90%|
|Hypopigmented skin patches||50%|
|Abnormality of dental enamel||7.5%|
|Abnormality of the liver||7.5%|
|Abnormality of the pancreas||7.5%|
|Abnormality of the pleura||7.5%|
|Aplasia/Hypoplasia of the corpus callosum||7.5%|
|Congestive heart failure||7.5%|
|Increased intracranial pressure||7.5%|
|Macrodactyly of finger||7.5%|
|Neoplasm of the heart||7.5%|
|Polycystic kidney dysplasia||7.5%|
|Abnormality of the respiratory system||-|
|Achromatic retinal patches||-|
|Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder||-|
|Autosomal dominant inheritance||-|
|Dental enamel pits||-|
|Premature chromatid separation||-|
|Projection of scalp hair onto lateral cheek||-|
|Renal cell carcinoma||-|
|Specific learning disability||-|
Making a diagnosis for a genetic or rare disease can often be challenging. Healthcare professionals typically look at a person’s medical history, symptoms, physical exam, and laboratory test results in order to make a diagnosis. The following resources provide information relating to diagnosis and testing for this condition. If you have questions about getting a diagnosis, you should contact a healthcare professional.
The resources below provide information about treatment options for this condition. If you have questions about which treatment is right for you, talk to your healthcare professional.
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Nonprofit support and advocacy groups bring together patients, families, medical professionals, and researchers. These groups often raise awareness, provide support, and develop patient-centered information. Many are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct people to research, resources, and services. Many groups also have experts who serve as medical advisors. Visit their website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD. Suggest an organization to add.
Living with a genetic or rare disease can impact the daily lives of patients and families. These resources can help families navigate various aspects of living with a rare disease.
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2015 International Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Conference: From Treatment to Prevention
Thursday, September 10, 2015 -
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Location: Mercure Windsor Castle Hotel, Windsor, United Kingdom
Description: The goal of this international conference is to stimulate collaborative research to address unmet medical needs of those affected by tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and related disorders, including autism, epilepsy, lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), cancer, and rare diseases with overlapping phenotypes. Because of the wide variety of symptoms associated with TSC, research into TSC will increase knowledge relevant to similar symptoms that occur in individuals without TSC. Likewise, advances in the broader fields of autism, epilepsy, and cancer can improve the understanding and, therefore, the treatment of TSC.
Contact: Dr. Laura Mamounas,(301) 496-5745,firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Office of Rare Diseases Research
Gordon Research Conference and Gordon Research Seminar on Lysosomes and Endocytosis
Sunday, June 15, 2014 -
Friday, June 20, 2014
Location: Proctor Academy, Andover, NH
Description: The main goal of the Lysosomes and Endocytosis GRC is to foster the dissemination of current research results and the establishment of new research areas and new collaborations in the area of the cell biology of endocytosis, lysosomes, endosomes and related organelles. We hope that many of these new directions and collaborations will be directed toward the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of rare genetic diseases such as lysosomal storage disorders, Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, Chediak-Higashi syndrome, Niemann Pick disease and tuberous sclerosis, among others.
Contact: Alexandra Ainsztein, Ph.D.(301) 594-0828, Alexandra.Ainsztein@nih.gov
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Office of Rare Diseases Research
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