We are reporting a case of tuberous sclerosis with the characteristic syndrome of adenoma sebaceum, epilepsy and mental deficiency, associated with tumor of the optic disk (phacoma).
REPORT OF CASE
—An American soldier aged 22, unmarried, was first seen in December 1942. He was admitted from an overseas hospital with a transfer diagnosis of tuberous sclerosis and epilepsy of the grand mal form. The patient had been inducted into the Army on Feb. 10, 1942 at Fort Bragg, N. C. Several weeks later he had had an epileptiform seizure from which he promptly recovered. In March 1942 he had pneumonia, for which he was hospitalized one month.He was sent overseas in July 1942. He felt well except for a residual dry cough which had persisted since the attack of pneumonia. The cough became more frequent at night, although it was nonproductive. On Aug. 28, 1942 the patient was