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Sotos Syndrome

Abstract

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NORD is very grateful to Juan F. Sotos, MD, Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes, Nationwide Children's Hospital, for assistance in the preparation of this report.

Synonyms of Sotos Syndrome

  • cerebral gigantism

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Sotos syndrome is a genetic disorder, described in 1964, characterized by excessive growth prenatally and postnatally, a large dolichocephalic (elongated) head, distinctive facial configuration, and a non-progressive neurological disorder with intellectual disability. Advanced bone age is present in approximately 75 to 85% of patients.

Sotos Syndrome Resources

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