CHARGE is a syndrome, genetic in origin, characterised by a group of symptoms and conditions. The name was adopted in 1981. The acronym CHARGE stands for a combination of medical conditions as listed below:
ATRESIA of the choanae. This is a congenital disorder, in which the back of the nasal passage or choana is blocked by abnormal bony or soft tissue formed during development.
RETARDATION of growth and/or development
GENITAL and /or urinary abnormalities
EAR abnormalities and deafness.