Parents are shocked after their baby was born looking like an 80 year old manBy Mason White 8:19 AM October 2, 2016
|Biswajit Patro showing off her baby|
By: Wayne Morin
A mother who was looking forward to the birth of her second child, was shocked by his looks after he was born.
When Parul Patro and his wife Biswajit of Bangladesh, welcomed their baby boy, they immediately realized that something was wrong.
The baby did not look like a newborn, but rather like an elderly man.
Doctors soon discovered that he was suffering from a rare medical condition known as progeria, which causes a child’s body to age faster than it should.
The baby was born with wrinkles on his face, hollow eyes and a shrunken body.
About one in four million children suffer from this condition and they usually do not live past childhood.
Parul and Biswajit, who already have a daughter, said that they have accepted their son the way he is.
“There is no need to be unhappy about the appearance of my son. We are so happy to have a baby boy in the house,” Parul said.