Chapter 19. Impact of TSC on the Family and Genetic Counseling Issues

  1. Dr. David J. Kwiatkowski3,
  2. Dr. Vicky Holets Whittemore4 and
  3. Dr. Elizabeth A. Thiele5
  1. Vicky H. Whittemore1 and
  2. Janine Lewis2

Published Online: 9 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527630073.ch19

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: Genes, Clinical Features and Therapeutics

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: Genes, Clinical Features and Therapeutics

How to Cite

Whittemore, V. H. and Lewis, J. (2010) Impact of TSC on the Family and Genetic Counseling Issues, in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: Genes, Clinical Features and Therapeutics (eds D. J. Kwiatkowski, V. H. Whittemore and E. A. Thiele), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527630073.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Brigham & Women's Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, 1 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02115, USA

  2. 4

    Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, 801 Roeder Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

  3. 5

    Carol & James Herscot Center For TCS, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Neurology, 175 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

  2. 2

    The Genetic and Rare, Disease Information Center, National Institute of Health, Gaithersburg, MD 20898, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 21 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527322015

Online ISBN: 9783527630073

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Keywords:

  • genetic counseling;
  • mosaicism;
  • mutation;
  • prenatal testing options;
  • proband;
  • tuberous sclerosis complex;
  • family impact

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Impact on the Family

  • Finding Support

  • Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Organizations and Support Groups

  • Genetic Counseling Issues for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

  • Summary

  • References