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New Guidelines Released for Diagnosis, Surveillance and Management of Rare Genetic Disease Called Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
Date:9/23/2013

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance) formally announced newly updated clinical consensus guidelines for the diagnosis, surveillance and management of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). To communicate the recommendations to healthcare professionals, the October issue of Pediatric Neurology includes two peer-reviewed papers detailing the new guidelines – one entitled "Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Diagnostic Criteria Update: Recommendations of the 2012 International Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Consensus Conference" and the other, "Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Surveillance and Management: Recommendations of the 2012 International Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Consensus Conference." 

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Darcy A. Krueger, MD, PhD, of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and Hope Northrup, MD, of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, wrote both papers in Pediatric Neurology.  Drs. Krueger and Northrup served as co-chairs of the TS Alliance's 2012 International TSC Consensus Conference, which involved 79 TSC experts from 14 countries to develop the new guidelines. 

Because TSC involves multiple systems in the body, the conference included specialists in genetics, neurology, epilepsy, cardiology, neurodevelopment and behavior, dermatology, dentistry, nephrology, pulmonology, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and others.  Steven L. Roberds, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer of the TS Alliance, led the conference's implementation and said, "It was truly impressive to witness all these compassionate experts from varying fields work together so effectively toward the
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