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Tuberous Sclerosis With Autism
Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more
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
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
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
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
TS a genetic afflctn: Ts is one of several syndromes where skin findings point to other possible defects. It can be inherited as a dominant trait from a parent with the disorder (recognized or not) or occur as a new mutation (very common). The mutation causes the signals in the dna to create abnormalities in the skin or organs. Tubors are fleshy growths that can show up in the brain or organs & cause pbs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I will : Tuberous sclerosis is a rare, multi-system genetic disease that causes benign tumors to grow in the brain and on other vital organs such as the kidneys, heart, eyes, lungs, and skin. It usually affects the central nervous system and results in a combination of symptoms including seizures, developmental delay, behavioral problems, skin abnormalities, and kidney disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No one knows: Fatality rate is expected to be very low; just need to have a good monitoring by caring physicians. ...Read more
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