A woman in Madhya Pradesh recently went viral after giving birth to a healthy yet “rare” baby girl at home.
Despite the successful delivery, the parents cannot deny the reality that their little one is different from other newborn babies: she was born with no arms and legs.
In a report by Times Now, it was disclosed that an infant who has four missing limbs was born in Saka village of Sironj Tehsil in Madhya Pradesh Vidisha district last June 26.
Dr. Sures Aggarwal–a pediatrician at Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Hospital, Sironj–disclosed that the infant is perfectly healthy but still needs further check-ups; noting the latter has an autosomal recessive congenital disorder called Tetra-amelia, an extremely rare condition.
The parents of the kid, on the other hand, are not too keen on taking her to the hospital as she has been doing well since she was born.
According to Dr. Eva Bermejo-Sanchez of the Research Centre on Congenital Anomalies at the Instituto de Salud Carlos III in Spain, a 2011 research found that Tetra-amelia only occurs in roughly one out of every 71,000 pregnancies.
Experts suggest that babies born with this condition must be examined further to see whether or not their internal organs have developed normally; highlighting that disorder can affect the development of one’s lungs, resulting in difficulty in breathing.
Moreover, the Genetic Home Reference disclosed that Tetra-amelia can also cause severe malformations in other parts of the body.
“A very rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs, this syndrome can also cause severe malformations of other parts of the body, including the face and head, heart, nervous system, skeleton, and genitalia…. Because children with tetra-amelia syndrome have serious medical problems, most are stillborn or die shortly after birth,” it was noted.