Genomics Insights.: co-auth.: group Reymond

 2019 Apr 2;12:1178631019839010. doi: 10.1177/1178631019839010. eCollection 2019.

De Novo Duplication in the CHD7 Gene Associated With Severe CHARGE Syndrome.


CHARGE syndrome is an autosomal dominant developmental disorder associated with a constellation of traits involving almost every organ and sensory system, in particular congenital anomalies, including choanal atresia and malformations of the heart, inner ear, and retina. Variants in CHD7 have been shown to cause CHARGE syndrome. Here, we report the identification of a novel de novop.Asp2119_Pro2120ins6 duplication variant in a conserved region of CHD7 in a severely affected boy presenting with 3 and 5 of the CHARGE cardinal major and minor signs, respectively, combined with congenital umbilical hernia, congenital hernia at the linea alba, mildly hypoplastic inferior vermis, slight dilatation of the lateral ventricles, prominent metopic ridge, and hypoglycemic episodes.


CHARGE syndrome; CHD7; Intellectual disability; WES; de novo variant

PMID: 31043788