Rare disease makes girl grow rapidly, doctors say

The girl with SOTOS syndrome. Photo: pixabay

Daughter Lauren Faingaa from Melbourne at the age of five weeks was diagnosed with SOTOS syndrome. This is a rare and incurable genetic disease, often caused by spontaneous mutations in the genes provoke too rapid a growth of the child.

Often, the syndrome becomes a reason for comorbidities, little Georgia born with one kidney.

According to statistics, the SOTOS syndrome is manifested only in one of the 14 thousand cases, and gene mutations do not always blame heredity examination revealed no abnormalities, neither Lauren nor the girl’s father.

The girl with SOTOS syndrome. Photo: social networks

The girl with SOTOS syndrome. Photo: social networks

The girl with SOTOS syndrome. Photo: social networks

The girl with SOTOS syndrome. Photo: social networks

The girl with SOTOS syndrome. Photo: social networks

“We were told that the SOTOS syndrome may be inherited, but in our case, the gene mutation occurred in the conception of a child, explains Lauren. We could not influence the situation”.

At birth, Georgia’s not an gigantism – she was born at 37 weeks weighing 2.98 kg. However, the doctors had to keep the girl in the hospital for two weeks because she was lethargic and ate poorly. In that moment Lauren had no doubt that her daughter will be fine. Then one of the doctors told her that you need to conduct some examinations to exclude some diseases.

Lauren took the girl home, not knowing the test results. According to her, at that time, Georgia has become eat well and gain weight. The diagnosis sounded like thunder from a clear sky. Parents explained that their daughter will grow rapidly in the early years will be very different from their peers.


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