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Child with Sotos Syndrome Hi Doc,I have a son who is going to 3 this november but the problem is he still can't walk(only stand) and can't talk too.At first we though that he has autism as he wouldn't respond when we call his name but my hospital doctor confirm that he is not austistic but only slow in development.He was diagnosed with this sotos syndrome since 1 year and is big for his age(18 kg).My question is will my son be able to live like a normal kid wheb he get older and what can i do ti help his development?
Thu, 19 Mar 2015
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Sotos syndrome is a genetic condition causing physical overgrowth during the first years of life. Children with Sotos syndrome are often taller, heavier, and have larger heads than their peers. Because of the distinctive head shape and size sotos syndrome is sometimes called cerebral gigantism. The disorder may be accompanied by autism,mild mental retardation, delayed motor, cognitive, and social development, hypotonia (low muscle tone), and speech impairments
Affected infants and children tend to grow quickly.
There is no standard course of treatment for Sotos syndrome. Treatment is symptomatic.
And yes sotos syndrome is not a life-threatening disorder and patients may have a normal life expectancy. However coordination problems may persist into adulthood, along with any learning disabilities
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