People have been left in a state of shock after a baby was born looking like an 80-year-old man due to a rare medical condition.
A baby boy born in Magura, Bangladesh has left doctors in shock because he looks like an 80-year-old man due to a rare condition which causes him to age quickly.
According to reports, the boy was born with wrinkles, hollow eyes, a shrunken body and a thick layer of hair on his back. The cause of the age defect is yet unknown as some have speculated it could be progeria – also known as Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS), which is a rare genetic condition that causes a child’s body to age fast.
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.
However, the parents of the baby are elated 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.’
Mr Patro and his wife, Parul, have had many curious people visit their home in a quest to catch a glimpse of their son. The doctors at the local hospital have assured the family the baby will do well for now.