Baby born with almost no skin, ears

The condition leaves the baby with just thick white plates with layers of deep cracks covering her flesh.

Baby born with almost no skin, ears

A baby has been born with in India. Harlequin Ichthyosis happens to 1 in 300,000 babies in the world and it is a condition where a baby is born without a skin.

The baby was born to a 23-year-old woman [name withheld] in the city of Amravati in central India's Maharashtra State at the

The condition leaves the baby with just thick white plates with layers of deep cracks covering the flesh.

In addition to the condition, the baby was born with two small holes for her nose, an inverted eyelid and no ears.

According to , Pediatrician, Dr Yash Banait stated that the baby born with the condition would not be able to undergo skin grafting because there is absence of skin on the body.

Banait added that the baby hasn’t developed any breathing problems, but is under check for cardiac related deformities.

“There is no skin on the body, so skin grafting is not a possibility. But the baby hasn’t developed any breathing problems lest she would have required to be kept on ventilation.

"We will be undertaking a 2D Echo investigation to ascertain the cardiac deformities or anomalies, if any.

"The baby is not finding any difficulty in breathing and is now stable," Banait said.

He stated that the baby would be required to moisturize her skin with petroleum jelly, coconut oil and special nutritional supplement all her life.

In 1984, a baby was born with similar disorder in Pakistan and is said to have lived till 2008.

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