DESSH is short for DeSanto-Shinawi Syndrome
DeSanto-Shinawi Syndrome is a rare neurodevelopmental genetic syndrome caused by a mutation or deletion in the WAC gene. DESSH is characterized by global development delay, dysmorphic facial features, epilepsy, and ocular, gastrointestinal, and behavioral abnormalities. WAC is identified as an autism gene.
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