Disability of the Day

Sotos syndrome

Child afffected by Sotos syndrome

Sotos syndrome (cerebral gigantism) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by excessive physical growth during the first 2 to 3 years of life. The disorder may be accompanied by mild mental retardation, delayed motor, cognitive, and social development, hypotonia (low muscle tone), and speech impairments. Children with Sotos syndrome tend to be large at birth and are often taller, heavier, and have larger heads (macrocephaly) than is normal for their age. Signs of the disorder, which vary among individuals, include a disportionately large and long head with a slightly protrusive forehead, large hands and feet, hypertelorism (an abnormally increased distance between the eyes), and downslanting eyes. Clumsiness, an awkward gait, and unusual aggressiveness or irritability may also occur. Although most cases of Sotos syndrome occur sporadically, familial cases have also been reported. It is similar to Weaver syndrome.

(Note: The image and information above is courtesy of Wikipedia)

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46 responses to “Disability of the Day

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  43. Cool feature! I love it. If you like, I have a suggestion for a disability. My nephew was recently diagnosed with 9pminus, a chromosomal disorder.

  44. BTW, I just realized I haven’t added you to my blogroll. Doing that now!

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