8-year-old boy shows off his huge 60 pound hands (video)By Mason White 11:44 AM August 21, 2014
|Mohammad Kaleem with his mother|
By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) A boy was asked to stop coming to school because his classmates and other children get frightened by his huge hands.
The eight-year-old boy of India, has left doctors baffled after his hands swelled to gigantic proportions and now weigh about 30 pounds each.
Mohammad Kaleem was born with big hands, twice the size of an average baby and it keeps growing rapidly, leaving him unable to perform simple tasks, such as eating and tying his own shoes.
His mother Haleema, 27, and his father Shamim, 45, are poor and unable to pay for specialists to get a proper medical diagnosis and treatment for their son. Kaleem’s body is the size of an average eight-year-old boy with only his hands growing rapidly.
The family went to see Dr. Ratan, the director of the local hospital, and he said that this is an extremely rare condition.
“I have not seen a case like this in medical journals or on the Internet where only the hands grew to such a large size,” the doctor said.
“Until we have done proper testing we will not be able to know exactly what is causing this deformity,” he added.