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Clin Genet. 1996 Dec;50(6):548-50.

Increased paternal age in CHARGE association.

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Service de Génétique Médicale, Hôpital des Enfants Malades, Paris, France.

Abstract

The acronym CHARGE refers to a non-random clustering of congenital malformations whose cause remains unknown. Here, we report on a series of 41 patients and find a significant increase in mean paternal age of birth of CHARGE patients (33.7 +/- 8 years) compared with the control population (30.8 +/- 5 years). In contrast, maternal age was not statistically different in patients and controls. These data suggest the possible role of a dominant mutation or, less likely, a subtle chromosomal abnormality in CHARGE association.

PMID:
9147897
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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