Their newborn’s body covered half in hair
The birth of a child is always a moment eagerly awaited by future parents. However, parents in India were shocked to see their newborn’s body half covered in hair.
• Read also: [EN IMAGES] US zoo welcomes adorable baby hippo for Christmas
• Read also: Accused of abandoning her newborn in a tent
The doctors responsible for the young toddler simply couldn’t believe it. Although the delivery went well, things quickly deteriorated.
The baby has a very rare medical condition, which affects 1 in 20,000 children. Typically, the surface of hair extends to a radius of up to 40cm, but this toddler’s case is unique in itself, reports the New York Post.
Dr Ikram Hussain, a medical specialist at Hardoi Hospital, initially diagnosed the child with a congenital pigment nevus, along with ‘a skin condition marked by an abnormally dark, non-cancerous skin patch’, according to a source governmental.
This same source says that the surface of hair can continue to expand as it grows.
« The surface of the nevus may be smooth, rough, raised or bumpy, and this may change over time, » reads the medical information site. MedlinePlus.
Jam Press Vid/Rare Shot News
The case experienced by this mother not identified by the New York Post attracted the attention of many curious people in this rural region of India.
Although the medical condition is not fatal, it can increase the risk of developing skin cancer.
In addition, his body may produce a remarkable amount of skin cells, which could cause headaches or vomiting.