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It is a genetic disorder that causes benign tumors to form in many different organs, primarily in the brain, eyes, heart, kidney, skin and lungs. Its incidence has recently been estimated to be 1 in 6,000 live births. It occurs in both sexes and in all races and ethnic groups. Because TSC is a genetic disorder, it is not contagious. It is the result of a genetic mutation over which a parent has no control. It is often first recognized in children who have two neurological symptoms—epileptic seizures and/or varying degrees of mental handicap. However, the clinical symptoms of TSC vary greatly and may often not appear until later in life. There are presently no cures and there is no way to predict how severely or mildly an individual may be affected by TSC. Some of the symptoms of TSC include facial angiofibromas (raised, red papules on the face, mainly on the sides of the nose), shagreen patches (patches of normal colored skin on the trunk that have a firmer texture than the surrounding normal skin), fibromas around the nail folds, and “ash-leaf” hypo pigmentation.
Angiofibromas require removal with radiofrequency cautery or better still a fractional carbon dioxide laser.
The treatment cost varies depending upon the type of treatment that is followed. Since laser treatment requires multiple sessions, it may come up to be a bit expensive as compared to other modes of treatment.
In general, a consultation with Dr. Rinky Kapoor may cost about INR 1000/-.
Dr. Rinky Kapoor is one of the Co-founders of The Esthetic Clinic, and one of the top/ leading/ best Dermatologists in Mumbai as well as India.
For more information on Dr. Rinky Kapoor’s work, click on: theestheticclinic.com/dr-rinky-kapoor.html