In India Meet 25-yr-old woman who has shrunk to 2 feet due to rare disease

The Indian woman identified as Kunti Kumari, reportedly suffers from a rare condition which has caused her limbs to shrink and bend.

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News reports have revealed the unfortunate predicament of a 25-yr-old woman who is reported to have shrunk to two feet following a rare condition.

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Kunti Kumari play

Kunti Kumari

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The Indian woman identified as Kunti Kumari, reportedly suffers from a rare condition which has caused her limbs to shrink and bend.

Kumari reportedly spends her days lying on a cot, alternating between chatting with her mother and staring at the ceiling since she became bedridden eight years ago.

Kunti Kumari and her mum, Tilakwa Devi play

Kunti Kumari and her mum, Tilakwa Devi

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Her mother Tilakwa Devi, 60, has been revealed to have been inconsolable following her youngest daughter's condition that she adds, makes her look like a 'corpse'.

Speaking during an interview, Devi says:

"She was a normal girl with healthy limbs but when she turned a teenager, her bones started weakening and she struggled to walk. She would limp a little but gradually she lost all strength and started shrinking. Within eight years of this mysterious disease, she completely lost strength and got bound to bed rest."

Kunti Kumari and her mum, Tilakwa Devi play

Kunti Kumari and her mum, Tilakwa Devi

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Speaking on her predicament, Kumari said:

"I was always weak and could never run fast. I was a slow walker and as I grew up, I had to push my left leg. This is when my mother took me to a doctor for treatment. The bone specialist operated on my left leg but after a month, I couldn't move the leg."

A civil surgeon in Chatra, Dr Satyendra Singh, reportedly believes Kumari is suffering from a rare bone disease.

Dr Singh said:

"This looks like a severe case of Osteogenesis Imperfecta.

"It is a rare congenital disease where the bones starts weakening and due to low density, they start shrinking. It is not a completely curable disease but with medication, she can be given some relief."

Kunti Kumari with Dr Satyendra Singh play

Kunti Kumari with Dr Satyendra Singh

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See photos of Kumari above.