CHARGE syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects your child’s development, growth, behavior, coordination and intellect. It also affects appearance and internal organs.
CHARGE syndrome is caused by a mutation (change) in the CHD7 gene (piece of DNA). In most cases, the change happens at random. In a few families, there are more than one affected child in the family. CHARGE syndrome is not caused by anything you or your partner did.
The key features of CHARGE syndrome can affect your child’s body and development. Symptoms can be different for every person, but are consistent.
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