A new born baby boy has a rare disease due to which he looks like a 80 year old man. The baby boy has wrinkles on the face, has a very shrunken body and hollow eyes.
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.
‘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.
‘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.
Biswajit and his wife, Parul Patro, have been busy attending curious guests who have been thronging their home to catch a glimpse of their son.
‘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,’ said Biswajit.
‘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.