White Sutton Syndrome (WHSUS) is a condition characterized by autism and developmental delay and/or intellectual disability, as well as a characteristic facial profile. Children may also have speech and language delay, motor difficulties, vision problems, hearing loss, seizures, gastrointestinal problems, obesity, anxiety, and attentional problems.
WHSUS is typically a “de novo” genetic change, meaning it is not usually inherited. WHSUS may also be referred to as a POGZ mutation due to the location of the de novo change on the POGZ gene. Included below are a few reference sources recommended by our medical advisory board. If you know someone who’s been recently diagnosed, you can find more in-depth information about WHSUS here.