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Baby boy born with progeria in DMCH

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Health Desk—June 05, 2017: A baby boy born at Bangladesh Medical College Hospital (DMCH) in the capital on May 22 with rare aging disorder, popularly known as progeria.

Prof Nurul Huq, head of the Pediatrics Department at the medical college, said the baby was born at only 26 weeks, or six months, of pregnancy.

According to the US-based Progeria Research Foundation, progeria signs include growth failure, loss of body fat and hair, aged-looking skin, stiffness of joints, and hip dislocation.

Though the doctors suspect the condition to be progeria, but the diagnosis has not completed yet, he said.

The boy now weighs 0.96km, gaining a mere 160 grammes since birth, whereas low birth weight is considered to be below 2.5kg.

Mentionable that in 2010 and 2016, two other boys named Tuhin and Bayezid respectively were said to have been the first two progeria patients in Bangladesh on record.