Weaver syndrome

Other Names:
Weaver-Smith syndrome
Overgrowth syndrome

Weaver syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant genetic disorder associated with rapid growth beginning in the prenatal period and continuing through the toddler and youth years. It is characterized by advanced osseous maturation and distinctive craniofacial, skeletal and neurological abnormalities. It is similar to Sotos syndrome and is classified as an overgrowth syndrome.

Its genetic cause was identified in 2011 as mutations in the EZH2 gene. Forty-eight cases had been documented and confirmed as of December 2013, and its prevalence is estimated to be similar to that of Sotos syndrome, around 1 in 15,000. It was first described by American physician David Weaver in 1974.

Related Problems:
Sotos syndrome
Medicine Pathology
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST