Dermatologic Manifestations of Tuberous Sclerosis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 15, 2016
  • Author: Rabindranath Nambi, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

Consider the following:

  • Angiofibromas (differentiate from acne vulgaris by telangiectasia, absence of comedones and pustules, and a relatively asymptomatic nature)
  • Shagreen patch (must be differentiated from connective tissue nevi)
  • Hypopigmented spots (may need to be differentiated from nevus anemicus, nevus achromicus, and early vitiligo)

Differential Diagnoses