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CHARGE Syndrome

CHARGE Syndrome: Introduction

CHARGE Syndrome: A rare disorder characterized by choanal atresia, coloboma, ear and genital abnormalities and congenital heart defects. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of CHARGE Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of CHARGE Syndrome

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CHARGE Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of CHARGE Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To CHARGE Syndrome

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CHARGE Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and CHARGE Syndrome

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed heart attack, or from delaying...read more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the...read more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In...read more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack, whereas...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the...read more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children. Some of the symptoms of hypertension that can...read more »

CHARGE Syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: CHARGE Syndrome

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CHARGE Syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for CHARGE Syndrome

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Definitions of CHARGE Syndrome:

An association of posterior choanal atresia with variable multiple abnormalities which include delayed mental and somatic development, ocular coloboma, ear abnormalities, deafness (usually associated with recurrent otitis, rather than ear anomalies), hypogenitalism, and heart defects. Many children have feeding, swallowing, and breathing difficulties and facial paralysis which are caused by multiple cranial nerve dysfunction. The syndrome occurs twice as often in girls as in boys and usually affects the right side of the body. - (Source - Diseases Database)

CHARGE Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that CHARGE Syndrome, or a subtype of CHARGE Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list CHARGE Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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