Doctors in Magura, Bangladesh recently received the shock of their lives when they delivered a baby boy unlike any newborn they’d seen before.
With a tiny shrunken body and excessive wrinkles, the baby was born with a condition that makes him look like an 80-year-old man! Now, his story is going viral and bringing more awareness to the life-threatening condition.
Though doctors aren’t 100% certain as to what caused him to look so old, they believe it’s the result of progeria,a rare condition that affects just one in four million people.
Progeria is a genetic disorder in which aging-like symptoms manifest at an early age, and in this little boy’s case, right from birth. Those born with progeria typically have a shorter life span and live to their mid-teens to early twenties.
People from the community are now flocking to his home to catch a glimpse of his unique face and body — but wait until you see what the baby’s parents have to say about the latest addition to their family.
Doctors were shocked when they delivered a baby boy in Magura, Bangladesh.
The newborn was born with a shrunken body and excessive wrinkles, resembling an old man in his eighties.
Though doctors aren’t certain, they believe he looks this way due to a rare genetic condition known as progeria.
Progeria affects just one in four million people. It is caused by one single mistake in a gene that then produces an abnormal protein called progerin.
Progerin builds up inside the body of individuals with progeria, causing them to age at a much faster rate than normal.
The baby boy was also born with a thick layer of dark hair on his back — and his skin is extremely rough to the touch.
While we’ve seen many stories about parents who reject their babies, this boy’s family is thrilled about his arrival — and this is precisely what makes his story so unexpectedly heartwarming.
Dad Biswajit and mom Parul say they’ve already been blessed with a daughter, who does not have progeria. They say they couldn’t be happier about their family of four.
In fact, they call him a “miracle baby.”
Doctors are confident this baby boy will be okay, for now.
Dad Biswajit says, “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.”
Biswajit and Parul have already had many visitors stop by their home hoping to catch a glimpse of their son.
Despite the fact most children with progeria don’t live past the age of 13, his family believes he will grow up happy, healthy and loved unconditionally.
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