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South African Journal of Child Health

On-line version ISSN 1999-7671
Print version ISSN 1994-3032


JOHN, S K et al. Early renal surveillance: A necessity in a child with tuberous sclerosis complex. S. Afr. j. child health [online]. 2015, vol.9, n.2, pp.57-58. ISSN 1999-7671.

Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an extremely variable genetic disorder that can affect virtually any organ in the body. Disease manifestations continue to develop over the lifetime of an affected individual. Many manifestations can be life threatening; appropriate surveillance and management are necessary to limit morbidity and mortality in this disease. We report a case of an 8-year-old girl with TSC and bilateral renal cell carcinoma, which is usually thought to be a complication diagnosed in adulthood. Our report emphasises the need for frequent surveillance and renal imaging in paediatric patients with TSC.

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