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Where do you get tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)?

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Every case is different. You might get TSC in certain parts of your body, and TSC might affect someone else differently. The tumors can look like thick or light patches on your skin, and if they're in your lungs, they can cause breathing problems.

SOURCES:

Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance: "Signs of TSC," "What Is TSC?" "Lung Involvement," "Brain Involvement," "Kidney Involvement," "Skin Involvement," "Eye Involvement."

Tuberous Sclerosis Association: "An Introduction to Tuberous Sclerosis Complex."

NINDS: "Tuberous Sclerosis Fact Sheet."

NIH Genetics Home Reference: "Tuberous sclerosis complex."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Tuberous Sclerosis (TSC)."

NORD: "Tuberous Sclerosis."

FDA: "Everolimus for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)."

Angiogenesis Foundation: "Angiogenesis inhibitor found effective for treating brain tumors in children with genetic disease; accelerated FDA approval follows study results."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 16, 2018

SOURCES:

Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance: "Signs of TSC," "What Is TSC?" "Lung Involvement," "Brain Involvement," "Kidney Involvement," "Skin Involvement," "Eye Involvement."

Tuberous Sclerosis Association: "An Introduction to Tuberous Sclerosis Complex."

NINDS: "Tuberous Sclerosis Fact Sheet."

NIH Genetics Home Reference: "Tuberous sclerosis complex."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Tuberous Sclerosis (TSC)."

NORD: "Tuberous Sclerosis."

FDA: "Everolimus for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)."

Angiogenesis Foundation: "Angiogenesis inhibitor found effective for treating brain tumors in children with genetic disease; accelerated FDA approval follows study results."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 16, 2018

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