The birth of a baby that is eagerly awaited by his family, welcomes a cute and adorable baby but this rare condition makes doctors dumbfounded. Hear the story of a rare baby who was born with an old face.
Quoted from dailymail, the birth of a baby boy shocked the team of doctors who assisted in childbirth. This baby was born with wrinkled skins, sunken eyes and hair that grew thick enough to the back. Nobody thought he was a newborn, he was like an old man, 80 years old.
Doctors who assisted in the delivery suspect that the condition of this baby boy from Bangladesh is affected by a rare disorder. Even this rare disorder only occurs in one in about four million births in the world. A rare condition that afflicts a baby boy is called progeria.
Progeria is a very rare genetic disorder. In fact, this disease is identified with Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome. This condition causes the baby to have an old face. This condition is very rare in the world, even his life expectancy is only 13-20 years.
Babies with progeria have symptoms even though when they are born they look completely normal. Initially he only showed slow growth, difficulty gaining weight. Then experience skin changes, motor development and delays in baby development compared to his age.
Even the doctor said that this child is not like a newborn. It shows signs of aging such as rough skin texture and wrinkles. Even the doctor who helped treat it had suspected that the condition he was experiencing was a serious condition with symptoms of progeria.
As if they don’t care about their child’s rare condition, their parents still happily welcome the birth of their beloved baby. His parents said that he was very grateful to God. Even his parents said that there was nothing unhappy with the appearance of his newborn child, he was still grateful.
The boys’ progeria is caused by a mutation in a gene called lamin A (LNMA). This gene produces the prelamin A protein whose job is to keep the cell nucleus together. It is this gene mutation that causes the changes that occur in this boy.
A rare condition also known as Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS). Conditions related to genetic disorders / mutations that cause rapid development and thus appear to be aged. This disorder causes the baby’s face to look like 80 years of age.
In genetic disorders, the proteins produced in the body undergo changes. This abnormal protein makes the face look old. Even progerin causes aging faster than age should. Most appear in the first year the baby is born, so it seems premature aging.
In some conditions, people with progeria cannot survive long. Even the life expectancy of those affected by this aging disease is not great. Despite a historical record where a progeria patient who could survive up to the age of 17 was Hayley Okines. It is high hopes for this baby boy’s family to survive beyond that age.
Even families from Bangladesh are trying to give their best with the best treatment and care efforts. Thus this boy can grow up healthy and can grow up with full affection from his family and environment. That’s what happened to the boy who was recently born with a rare condition.