Doctors are seriously worried, and rightly so, as more of such births are being recorded. A baby boy who looks like an 80yrs old man actually has a rare condition which causes him to age quickly. Born in Magura, Bangladesh, he has wrinkles, hollow eyes, a shrunken body and a thick layer of hair on his back.
Local doctors were left stunned as to what the cause of his ageing is.
But they believe he has progeria. The condition which affects just one in four million often restricts children from having a normal life and causes their body to age faster than it should.
A doctor, who had been treating him, said: “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.”
But his parents are over the moon with the birth of their ‘miracle’ child and can’t hold back their happiness. Father 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. We are already blessed to have to have a daughter. Now we are a family of four. What else can we ask for.”