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It’s Mnemonic Monday! Tuberous Sclerosis

On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember cutaneous and systemic manifestations of tuberous sclerosis (also known as Bourneville syndrome or epiloia) with the following mnemonic:

Forehead plaque
Shagreen patches
Tubers, cortical Tonic-clonic seizures

Koenan tumor
Ash leaf macules
Renal angiomyolipomas
Retinal hamartomas
Mental retardation (MR)

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Study More!

Need a refresher on Tuberous sclerosis? Check out the following pages of your 2019 Derm In-Review Study Guide:

Tuberous sclerosis, 222, 231, 247, 248, 249

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Test your knowledge!

tuberous sclerosisA 6-year-old boy presents with the facial papules seen here. What physical finding is the earliest seen in the syndrome associated with this condition?





A. Ash-leaf hypopigmented macule

B. Retinal hamartoma

C. Lymphangiomyomatosis

D. Periungual fibromas

E. Bulbar telangiectasias

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