Newborn 'looks 80 years old' after being born with rare ageing condition

Newborn 'looks 80 years old' after being born with rare ageing condition
Published: 2016 September 29 07:56:20 (11740 Views)
A boy has been born with a rare condition that means he looks like an 80-year-old man.

The baby was born in the district of Magura, Bangladesh, on Sunday.

Local doctors, who have been left stunned, say the baby suffers from a rare condition called progeria, that causes a child's body to age faster than it should.

It is caused by a single mistake in a particular gene, which causes it to make abnormal protein.

Most children with the condition – which affects just one in every 4million births worldwide – don't live past the age of 13.

The baby boy has wrinkles on the face, has a very shrunken body and hollow eyes.



'The baby does not look like a new born at all. There are prominent sings of ageing such a excessive wrinkles and rough skin texture,' said a doctor who has been treating the baby.

However, the parents of the baby are jubilant with the birth of their 'miracle' child.

Biswajit Patro, father of the baby, who is a farmer, is ecstatic and can't hold back his happiness.

'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 said.

'We are already blessed to have to have a daughter. Now we are a family of four. What else can we ask for.'

The doctors at the local hospital have assured the Patro family that the baby will do well for now. However, it remains uncertain what measures can be taken to treat the baby.

The family also hopes that the baby grows up to become a healthy boy.



Source - Metro

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Anonymous user 2016 October 06 13:52:13
WOW that's a positive attitude Thank God for such a blessing. Wishing him many more years and by God's grace he will live past the age of 13years stipulated by the doctors

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