Tuberous sclerosis, also known as tuberous sclerosis complex, is a rare genetic condition that causes mainly non-cancerous (benign) tumours to develop in different parts of the body.
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)
There is no cure for TSC, although treatment is available for a number of the symptoms. Antiepileptic drugs may be used to control seizures.
Current research in TSC includes: Identification of the TSC genes, DNA testing for TSC, Discovering the natural history of TSC, Understanding what goes wrong in TSC cells, Clinical trials of mTOR inhibitors etc..