CHARGE syndrome

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The effects of CHARGE syndrome differ from one child to the next. Find out how this genetic condition is caused and treated.

Key points

  • The signs and symptoms of CHARGE syndrome vary from child to child. They include problems with seeing, hearing, breathing, growing and learning.
  • CHARGE syndrome is usually caused by a mutation in the CHD7 gene on chromosome 8.
  • With the right support and medical treatment, a child with CHARGE syndrome can lead a happy and healthy life.
Last updated: June 12th 2015