What do we know about tuberous sclerosis?
May 15 is Tuberous Sclerosis Day
Tuberous sclerosis, also called tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), is a rare genetic multisystem disorder characterized by the growth of numerous noncancerous (benign) tumors in many parts of the body. However, when severe, tuberous sclerosis can shorten your life. The condition has a global incidence of one per 6,000–10,000 live births, and over a million people are estimated to be affected worldwide. A little-known disease, tuberous sclerosis nonetheless has a dramatic impact on the lives of those affected by the condition. And it's something we should all be more aware of.
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