Coloboma, congenital heart disease, and choanal atresia with multiple anomalies: CHARGE association

Roberta A. Pagon, John M. Graham, Jonathan Zonana, Siu Li Yong

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Abstract

We report 21 patients with choanal atresia or ocular coloboma or both who have certain other associated anomalies, including congenital heart disease, postnatal growth deficiency, mental retardation and/or CNS anomalies, microphallus and cryptorchidism, and ear anomalies and/or deafness. Facial palsy, micrognathia, cleft palate, and swallowing difficulties were also common. It has not been possible to define a single etiology or a syndrome in these patients. We propose the mnemonic CHARGE (C-coloboma, H-heart disease, A-atresia choanae, R-retarded growth and retarded development and/or CNS anomalies, G-genital hypoplasia, and E-ear anomalies and/or deafness) to describe the features of this association.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-227
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of pediatrics
Volume99
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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