European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 149, Issue 8, pp 567–569

Autistic disorder in Sotos syndrome: A case report

  • J. D. Morrow
  • B. Y. Whitman
  • P. J. Accardo
Medical Genetics

DOI: 10.1007/BF01957694

Cite this article as:
Morrow, J.D., Whitman, B.Y. & Accardo, P.J. Eur J Pediatr (1990) 149: 567. doi:10.1007/BF01957694

Abstract

A case study of a child with Sotos syndrome, normal intelligence, and autistic disorder is presented. Initial descriptions of Sotos syndrome included severe to mild mental retardation. More recent studies indicate language and learning disabilities with normal intelligence. Our patient met criteria for a diagnosis of autistic disorder. Sotos syndrome is another genetic and neurodevelopmental syndrome that can be associated with autistic as well as communication and language disorders.

Key words

Sotos syndrome Cerebral gigantism Autistic disorder Communication disorders Language disorders 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Morrow
    • 1
  • B. Y. Whitman
    • 1
  • P. J. Accardo
    • 1
  1. 1.Glennon HallCardinal Glennon Children's HospitalSt LouisUSA

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