Familial Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: Tuberous Sclerosis Complex an a P atient Presenting in Status Epilepticus

Obiabo Yahaya Olugbo


Tuberous sclerosis complex is a rare multi-systemic disorder that could be complicated by disabling
neurological manifestations including intractable epilepsy. It is an autosomal dominant disorder
with variable penetrance. Familial tuberous sclerosis probably occurs more often than is reported
in the literature. This article reports on a Nigerian man with tuberous sclerosis complex who
presented in status epilepticus with documentation of tuberous sclerosis in his family and discussed
the manifestations, diagnostic criteria, clinical evaluation, investigation and management of
patients with tuberous sclerosis complex.


tuberous sclerosis complex, status epilepticus, epilepsy

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