Child born with almost no skin in Patna
In an extremely rare case, a girl child was born with almost no skin at Paliganj primary health centre (PHC) on Saturday. Doctors said it was a case of Harlequin Ichthyosis, a severe genetic disorder which leaves the entire body encased in armour-like thick white plates, separated by deep cracks. Harlequin Ichthyosis, which affects approximately 1 in 300,000 births, requires intensive care at birth.
Deputy superintendent of Paliganj sub-divisional hospital Dr Shiv Lal Chaudhary, who is also in charge of Paliganj PHC, said the baby was born around 6am on Saturday and it was a case of normal delivery. However, it was a pre-mature birth as the baby was born after 32 weeks, instead of 36 weeks...