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Bayezid; suffering from progeria has died

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Health Desk: 12 December 2017: Five-year-old Bayezid, suffering from rare aging disease progeria; has died yesterday at Faridpur Medical college.

He was taken to the state-run Magura General Hospital after Sunday midnight after his abdomen swelled. He was transferred to the medical college hospital later when his condition deteriorated. He died around 6:30 pm.

Bayezid’s health issue drew huge attention last year when his condition revealed by media. A board of doctors at the Magura General Hospital checked him and sent him to Dhaka for better treatment, but his condition worsened.

He was later undergoing treatment by Dr Debashish Biswas, a doctor at the Magura General Hospital. Dr Biswas said Bayezid needed a surgery as the sagging skin blocked his urination passage. But the doctor said he could not conduct the surgery considering it risky for other conditions.

Progeria is an extremely rare genetic disorder in which symptoms resembling aspects of aging are manifested at a very early age. The face is usually wrinkled, with a larger head in relation to the body, a narrow face and a beak nose.

He will be buried at his village Khalia in Magura on Tuesday,