General Information

Other syndromes or disorders that are related to Sotos

There are a number of disorders and other overgrowth syndromes that while not directly connected to Sotos, do have a number of similarities to Sotos syndrome. Since there is not a definitive laboratory ‘test’ that can be done to determine that a person has Sotos, physicians must systematically examine features of these disorders as compared to the individual. If none of them fit the individual, a diagnosis of Sotos becomes more likely.

Some of the overgrowth syndromes include: Beckwith-Wiedemann, Weaver, Nevo, Bannayan-Zonana, Ruvalcaba-Myhre-Smith, Riley-Smith, Marshall-Smith, and Simpson-Rosen-Golabi-Behmel syndrome. As with Sotos, the names of these syndromes tend to be derived from the names of the individual(s) who first identified the syndrome. Other disorders with some characteristics similar to Sotos include: Autosomal dominant macrocephaly, IDM (infant of a diabetic mother), Cerebral palsy, Fragile X syndrome, Neurofibromatosis, and Marfan syndrome