CHD7 gene mutations were identified in 17 (71%) of 24 children clinically diagnosed to have CHARGE syndrome (C, coloboma of the iris or retina; H, heart defects; A, atresia of the choanae; R, retardation of growth and/or development; G, genital anomalies; and E, ear abnormalities). Colobomata, hearing loss, laryngomalacia, and vestibulo-cochlear defect were prevalent. Molecular testing for CHD7 enables an accurate diagnosis and provides health anticipatory guidance and genetic counseling to families with CHARGE syndrome.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health