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Baby Boy Born With Hair Over Half His Body
As seen in photographs that are currently going popular online, doctors were astounded when a boy in India was born with thick, dark hair covering more than half of his body.
The tufty child was born to the unnamed mother at CHC Bawan in Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh. Even though the baby’s birth went through without a hitch, the baby’s 60% of his body was covered in dark hair, according to Jam Press. The startling photos show thick hair covering the baby’s back. However, the infant’s condition originally perplexed the local medical team.
The newborn was subsequently referred to specialist Dr. Ikram Hussain — who diagnosed the child with a giant congenital melanocytic nevus, a “skin condition characterized by an abnormally dark, noncancerous skin patch,” according to MedlinePlus.gov.
This discolored patch, which affects 1 in 20,000 infants globally, “typically expands at the same rate as the body grows and will eventually be at least 40 centimeters (15.75 inches) across,” according to specialists. The surface of a nevus can vary in different areas of the nevus and over time. It might be smooth, rough, elevated, thickened, or bumpy.