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The following information is provided directly from the
CHARGE Syndrome Association of Australasia Inc website.
For further information please visit: www.chargesyndrome.org.au
CHARGE Syndrome is one of the many different conditions that can be diagnosed in conjunction with Pierre Robin Sequence/Syndrome. The following is a brief overview of this complex condition.
Diagnosing CHARGE Syndrome
CHARGE Syndrome (sometimes referred to as CHARGE Assocaition) can only be diagnosed by a qualified Geneticist.
CHARGE Syndrome, also known as CHARGE Association, is a specific set of birth defects. The major diagnostic criteria were based on the letters in CHARGE. Not all individuals with CHARGE will have all the symptoms, and each of the symptoms can vary in their degree of severity. (Sandra L.H. Davenport, M.D.)
In 1979 Dr Bryan Hall first described the associated features of CHARGE. It became known as CHARGE Association when Dr Roberta Pagon coined the acronym in 1981.
In the early literature the acronym stood for:
The sub group of features included:
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