Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic

Tuberous sclerosis is a disease of the chromosomes. The illness may affect the brain, skin, kidneys, eyes, heart, and lungs. Neurological manifestations may include epilepsy, mental retardation, and autism. Individuals with tuberous sclerosis can also develop tumors of the kidneys and skin lesions.

Nationwide Children’s has recognized the need for specialized, multidisciplinary care for children with tuberous sclerosis as well as adults who continue to develop complications of the disease. The Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic combines the expertise of pediatric neurologists, geneticists and nephrologists for initial diagnosis and therapy. Expanded and long-term care includes the specialties of ophthalmologydermatologycardiology and neurosurgery. Many of the complications of tuberous sclerosis can be treated but early identification is essential.

Physician Referral Information

The Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic accepts referrals from primary care physicians and pediatric specialists from the United States and internationally. To make a referral, there are three options: