He was furry on his birthday.
Doctors were surprised when an Indian boy was born with thick black hair that covered more than half of his body, as seen in a photo now going viral online.
An unidentified mother gave birth to Tuftiku at CHC Bawan in Hadi, Uttar Pradesh. The birth went without incident, but doctors quickly noticed that more than 60 percent of her baby’s body was covered in dark hair, she reported the Jam Press. A stunning image reveals a thick hairy carpet covering the baby’s back. However, local medical staff were initially puzzled by the baby’s condition.
The newborn was then referred to specialist Ikram Hussain, M.D., according to MedlinePlus.gov. Doctors diagnosed the child with a giant congenital melanocytic nevus.
Occurring in about 1 in 20,000 infants worldwide, these discolored spots “usually grow at the same rate as the body grows and eventually grow to at least 40 cm (15.75 cm),” experts say. inches).” “The surface of the nevus can be flat, rough, raised, thickened, or uneven. The surface can be different in different areas of the nevus and changes over time. There is a possibility.
The National Library of Medicine adds that “nevus skin is often dry and prone to irritation and itchiness (dermatitis),” but, as in Tyke’s case above, “excessive hair growth (hirsutism).” may occur.”
Upon hearing about the boy, many locals contacted his family and asked them to see the situation with their own eyes.
Unfortunately, the complication of giant congenital melanocytic nevi is more than just cosmetic and is not fatal per se, but the affliction can increase the risk of skin cancer.
It also causes skin-producing cells to form in the brain and spinal tissue, which can lead to headaches, vomiting, seizures, and even brain tumors.
This boy is not the first to be born with a lot of hair. In November, his teenager in India went viral after revealing he was suffering from a rare condition called hirsutism.