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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Sotos syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Cerebral gigantism
  • Distinctive facial appearance, overgrowth in childhood, and learning disabilities or delayed development
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Your Questions Answered


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  • If my brother has the syndrome and there is no family history of any mental disabilities, is there a reason for me to get tested? Also, it confuses me as the mode of inheritance is said to be autosomal dominant. Is the implication that Sotos patients are having children? If there are other higher functioning people, I would understand. If it is truly autosomal dominant, by not having it, I would assume that I would not need to be tested. If I do not have it, it must mean that I am homozygous recessive? Click here for answer

  • I am a therapist in need of additional information regarding Sotos syndrome.  Are there any support groups with local state chapters?  I have a client that has been diagnosed with Sotos syndrome and I would like to refer the parents to a support group. Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Cerebral gigantism
  • Distinctive facial appearance, overgrowth in childhood, and learning disabilities or delayed development
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.