Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Rare ageing condition - Progeria

This newborn baby has the looks of an 80-year-old after being born with rare condition

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A boy has been born with a rare ageing condition that makes him more like a pensioner than a baby.
The tot was born with progeria, which has left wrinkles on the boy’s face, hollow eyes and extremely shrunken body.
Doctors in Magura, Bangladesh, are stunned at the condition of the baby.
One said: “The baby does not look like a newborn at all.
“There are prominent sings of ageing such a excessive wrinkles and rough skin texture.”
Despite his unusual look, the boy’s parents are ecstatic with the birth of the “miracle” child.
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Dad Biswajit Patro said: “We can only thank God. There is no need to be unhappy about the appearance of my son.
“We will accept him the way he is. We are so happy to have a baby boy in the house.”
He added: “We have been getting a lot of visitors. Relatives, neighbours and even people from neighbouring villages have come to see our son.
“We are happy to host them all.”
Biswajit and wife Parul Patro already have one daughter and hope their new addition will grow up to be a healthy boy.
Doctors say the boy will do well for the time being but they are unsure what measures will be needed in future to treat him.

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