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Picture of Tuberous Sclerosis (Fibrous Plaque)

Tuberous Sclerosis (Fibrous Plaque)

Tuberous sclerosis is a genetic disorder that causes the growth of tumors on the skin and organs of the body. The photo depicts the growth of a plaque-like lesion on the forehead of a child affected by the condition.

Image Source: Color Atlas & Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology Kay Shou-Mei Kane, Jen Bissonette Ryder, Richard Allen Johnson, Howard P. Baden, Alexander Stratigos Copyright 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: Genetics Home Reference: "Tuberous Sclerosis Complex"