Maybe you’ve ever seen or heard of the movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”. The story of the baby from Magura, Bangladesh, is going around the world to remind us precisely the protagonist of this film and its rare disease. Despite being only a couple of months old, his face, body and skin 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 very strange disease that affects only 1 in 7 million people in the world.
“The wrinkled skin is the main indication in creatures that are born with this terrible suffering,” said the doctor in charge of attending the birth.
Parents said they are not affected or unhappy by the appearance of their child. 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 from it usually live until the age of 13, although there have been cases of some patients who reached 20.
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 that we left next was recorded when the baby had little time of birth; In it you will see the strangeness of its condition.