Tuberous Sclerosis Complex | Treatments

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What are the treatment options for tuberous sclerosis complex?

Unfortunately, there is no cure for tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) yet. But there are many effective treatment options for most symptoms.

  • Antiepileptic medications can help treat and control infantile spasms and other types of seizures associated with TSC.
  • Laser surgery and topical creams can reduce the appearance of some of the skin lesions associated with TSC. This is especially true for facial lesions. Treating the lesions early, while they are still small, can make them easier to manage.
  • Surgical procedures are sometimes necessary to remove tumors and help preserve the function of affected organs.
  • Many behavioral therapies and educational approaches can be effective for children with developmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorders.

Many of the complications of TSC can be managed more effectively if they are treated early. Early diagnosis, behavioral therapy and alternative educational approaches can be very helpful to children with developmental disorders. Therefore, it is important to monitor your child closely for any symptoms related to TSC.

Expert care for tuberous sclerosis complex

The Boston Children’s Hospital Multidisciplinary Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Program brings together pediatric specialists from epilepsy, neurosurgery, psychiatry, psychology, cardiology, nephrology, ophthalmology, dermatology and genetics. Each member of our team has special expertise in treating children with TSC.

Our team consists of experts in many of the specialized fields related to TSC who all have experience providing care to children with complex conditions and their family members. Together, with our knowledge and background, we believe we can provide the best possible care for your child.

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