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.
While there are some reports of it being passed from parent to child, WHSUS is typically a “de novo” genetic change, meaning it is most often a spontaneous change, rather than an inherited one. 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.