CHARGE association


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CHARGE association

acronym denoting a particular grouping of congenital anomalies found together more frequently than otherwise expected. Affected patients have coloboma of the eye, heart defects (typically tetralogy of Fallot, patent ductus arteriosus, or ventricular or atrial septal defect), atresia of the choanae, renal anomalies and retardation of growth and/or development, genital anomalies in males such as small penis or cryptorchidism, and ear abnormalities or deafness.
Synonym(s): CHARGE syndrome
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CHARGE association: an update and review for the primary pediatrician.
Epidemiology of choanal atresia with special reference to the CHARGE association. Pediatrics 1997; 99: 363-7.
Multi-disciplinary management of patients with CHARGE association. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 65, 217-223.