Rare Diseases: Skin 21-month-old baby is growing several times faster than normal
In 21-month-old Jack Oldakra from Nuneaton in the West Meads all year skin has looked as if a child has received severe sunburn. All because of a rare congenital disease called Nethertons syndrome. It affects only one person in 800,000.
In this condition, the facial skin is red, stretched, scaly, scalp is covered with heavy scales. In general, the skin looks like a scalded with boiling water. And the rate of regeneration and growth exceeds the rate at times, writes The Daily Mail.
I must say that a permanent deformation of the skin is a direct threat to the health of the child, as there is a high probability of infection and the development of infection. In view of the fact that the syndrome is a congenital, few of the children with its severe form, long lived. Death usually occurs shortly after birth.
Therefore, parents have to give Jack antiseptic bathing twice a day, in order to prevent infection. Sterilization is exposed as everything he touches, including his favorite toys. And parents, before playing with his son, do wash their hands. However, Jack still had to spend six months in the hospital, where he was a challenge.