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Tsc In Children
Serious risk: Both of these have a 50-50 independent chance of being passed to your children. You need to talk with a subspecialist, now, about how you can avoid having this happen and still fulfill any dreams you may have of becoming a mother. I would strongly urge you not to pass these on, and you can be a mother without this happening. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For various organs: Affected by tsc. Brain ct or MRI for brain tumors, eeg for fevers. Kidney ultrasound or ct to check for kidney tumors & cysts & to monitor. Cardiac us if heart tumor suspected and ekg. Visual field eye testing and fundoscopy. Chest ct if tuberous tumor of lung suspected. ...Read more
Tuberous sclerosis: Affects many organ systems, primarily brain, kidneys and skin, also can affect heart, eyes & lungs. Treatment is largely conservative & be tailored to individual subject as very mild tsc requires none.Benign brain tumor can cause blockage of brain fluids & may require shunting. Benign kidney tumors often bleed & should be treated conservatively preserving function. Early devt, intervention is good. ...Read more
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I have TSC&NF1 (inherited) what's the possibility of getting pregnant? I've tried multiple times and nothing.
Is it possible for misdiagnosed? I have nf1 geneticly and TSC because have cafe au lait spots TSC doesn't run in family how did I get it?
Protection: A helmet is used to protect the skull and brain in children with intellectual disability and autism who injure themselves by hitting their heads forcibly. It is also used in children who have seizures that are difficult to control, especially in a child who moves about quickly, climbs, or has other unsafe behavior. Both of these reasons certainly can occur in children with ts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable process: These kids get tubors, fleshy benign growths that can show up in a lot of places like the brain, heart, kidney etc.Thought they do not spread like cancer, they can interfere with normal organ function & trigger seizures.Ts can be very mild, i knew one mom who found out after college & chose to adopt rather than risk passing it on. Regular tests, ultrasound or ct can help avoid surprise complications. ...Read more
Genetic mutations: These people have a genetic mutation at one of two loci TSC1 or TSC2 (hamartin and tuberin). A second mutation in a particular cell results in creation of a tumor. No two TS patients are alike and the severity of the illness varies tremendously. It's not curable, but it's often manageable. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on severity: It is more appropriately known as tuberous sclerosis complex because it is highly varied in presentations..From simple skin lesions to complex neurological (brain/spinal cord), hearing/vision involvements causing severe disabilties. Complicated cases will require multispecialties care ...Very complicated.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetic mutations: Tuberous sclerosis complex is caused by mutations in the ts1 gene on chromosome 16 and the ts2 gene on chrosome 9.Only one of these has to be affected to have symptoms. Symptoms and their severity vary, even within a family. If a parent has tsc, each of his childen has a 50% chance of having it. Spontaneous mutations also occur. See http://www.Tsalliance.Org for comprehensive information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small tumors: Ts is a genetic disease that causes small tumors to grow in various places in the body. Tumors can grow in the heart, eyes, brain, kidneys, as well as on the face and skin. Brain tumors will cause seizures, retardation, and hydrocephalus. Kidney tumors can cause kidney failure. Heart tumors can be present even at birth. New medication now available may shrink these tumors. ...Read more
Early vs Late: This condition is often first suspected when several skin patches appear with diminished pigment in the shape of an ash leaf on arms, legs, trunk. Over time the skin near the nose is populated with small pimply looking lesions called adenoma sebaceum.Thickened skin areas called shagreen patches are common on the back. ...Read more
Depends: Ts can vary from mild to major.I know one college educated female who's dermatologist decided to confirm her ts by biopsy when she married to give her a chance to know her risks, she has had a wonderful life but chose to adopt.I have dxd several in childhood that had intermediate problems and a couple that have had major problems with seizures & mental deficiency. Only time will tell the outcome. ...Read more