Sotos Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Cerebral Gigantism

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Sotos syndrome is a variable genetic disorder characterized by excessive growth before and after birth. One of the major features of Sotos syndrome is a particular facial appearance that includes facial flushing, an abnormally prominent forehead (frontal bossing), down-slanting eyelid folds (palpebral fissures), prominent, narrow jaw, a long narrow face and a head shape that is similar to an inverted pear. Height and head circumference are measured to be greater than average for most affected children. Developmental delays are present in most children with Sotos syndrome and can include motor and language delays as well as mental retardation ranging from mild to severe. Other problems associated with Sotos syndrome include jaundice in newborns, curved spine (scoliosis), seizures, crossed eyes (strabismus), conductive hearing loss, congenital heart defects, kidney abnormalities and behavioral problems. Affected individuals also have a slightly increased risk to develop specific types of tumors. Sotos syndrome is caused by an abnormality (mutation) in the NSD1 gene.

Resources

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Tel: (914)997-4488
Fax: (914)997-4763
Tel: (888)663-4637
Email: Askus@marchofdimes.com
Internet: http://www.marchofdimes.com

Arc (a national organization on mental retardation)
1010 Wayne Ave
Suite 650
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: (301)565-3842
Fax: (301)565-3843
Tel: (800)433-5255
TDD: (817)277-0553
Email: info@thearc.org
Internet: http://www.thearc.org/

Sotos Syndrome Support Association
P.O. Box 4626
Wheaton, IL 60189-4626
USA
Tel: (888)246-7772
Email: sssa@well.com
Internet: http://www.well.com/user/sssa/

Restricted Growth Association
RGA Office
PO Box 1024
PETERBOROUGH, Intl PE1 9GX
United Kingdom
Tel: 01733 759458
Internet: http://www.restrictedgrowth.co.uk

Sotos, Juan, M.D.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
Tel: (614)722-5125

Sotos Syndrome Support Group of Great Britain
c/o Child Growth Foundation
4 Mayfield Avenue
Chiswick
London, W4 1PW
United Kingdom

Sotos Syndrome Support Association of Canada/Association Canadienne d'entraide du Syndrome de Sotos
1944 Dumfries
Montreal, Quebec, Intl H3P 2R9
Canada
Fax: 5147311255
Email: info@sssac.com
Internet: http://www.sssac.com

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Sjældne Diagnoser / Rare Disorders Denmark
Frederiksholms Kanal 2, 3rd Floor
Copenhagen K, 1220
Denmark
Tel: 45 33 14 00 10
Fax: 45 33 14 55 09
Email: mail@sjaeldnediagnoser
Internet: http://www.raredisorders.dk

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Madisons Foundation
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310)264-0826
Fax: (310)264-4766
Email: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org

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