Weird birth defects

Maybe you’ve ever seen or heard of the movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”. The story of the kid from Magura, Bangladesh, is going around the world and remind us precisely the protagonist of this film and its uncommon disease. Despite being only a couple of months old, his face, and body look like a person who is 80 years old.

Because of the characteristics that we have already mentioned, doctors assume that this child suffers from progeria a disease, one of the weird birth defects, that affects only 1 in 7 million people in the world.

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“The wrinkled skin is the main indication in creatures that are born with this terrible suffering,” said the doctor.

weird birth defects
Babies with weird birth defects

His parents said that they are not unhappy or affected by the appearance of their kid. On the contrary, they consider it a blessing to have him in their arms.Progeria affects different organs and tissues. Children with this rare condition have short stature, large head, and dry, wrinkled skin. There is still no cure, but research shows some hope for treatment. Those who suffer in this condition usually live until the age of 13, although there have been cases of some patients who reached 20.

chances of birth defects
chances of birth defects

Some Internet sites reported that people close to the family said the child has babbled his first words and left them all very surprised. The video above was recorded when the baby just born.

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Chances of birth defects

The abnormality can affect the function or structure of one or more body parts or alter the baby’s metabolism. Babies have a variety of causes, such as:

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  • Genetic problems

when one or more than 1 genes doesn’t work properly or if part of a gene is missing

  • Problems with chromosomes

Having an extra chromosome or missing part of a chromosome

  • Alcohol or drugs

Taking drugs during pregnancy increase the chances of birth defects

  • Unknown causes

These are unknown issues in about six in every 10 cases.

 

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