Tuberous sclerosis is a rare, multi-system genetic disease that causes benign tumors to grow in the brain and other vital organs like kidneys, heart, eyes, lungs, and skin.
Prevalance of Tuberous sclerosis is reported to be less than 1 in 10,000 of population. Tuberous sclerosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)
Because TSC is a lifelong condition, individuals need to be regularly monitored by a doctor to make sure they are receiving the best possible treatments.
Prevention of the worse aspects of TSC amongst neonates including: Epilepsy, ASD, Intellectual impairment, SUDEP, skin rash, kidney & lung disease etc. is one of the objectives of TSC research.