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Tuberous sclerosis. Close-up of bumps (cutaneous angiofibromas) on the face of a 8-year-old male patient with tuberous sclerosis (TSC). This rare genetic disease os caused by a mutation of either of the TSC1 and TSC2 genes. It causes benign (non-cancerous) tumours to grow in the brain and other organs, including the kidneys, heart, eyes, lungs and skin. It can cause seizures, intellectual disabilities and delayed development, as well as lung and kidney diseases.
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