Tuberous sclerosis complex is a rare disease with high phenotypic heterogeneity, characterized by the appearance of multiplex hamartomas in the different organs. The disease is inherited by autosomal dominant manner, due to the mutations of two genes: the TSC1 or the TSC2. In this publication we present the cases of two young male and two middle-aged female patients, where pathogenetic differences of TSC1/TSC2 could not be verified by Sanger sequencing. However, multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification confirmed different sizes of deletions in different regions of the TSC2 gene. All patients carry the typical clinical signs of the disease. However, the individual phenotypic variability is very different. With this manuscript, we would like to draw attention to the relative frequent rate of gross gene deletions.
|Translated title of the contribution||Importance of gross deletions in the diagnosis of tuberous sclerosis complex: The first Hungarian cases|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2017|
ASJC Scopus subject areas