Due to an extremely rare genetic disorder, a baby girl in Madhya Pradesh, India, was born without all 4 limbs.
This has left the family members of the girl and doctors baffled.
A 28-year-old woman from the Sakla Village of the Sironj Tehsil, which is located in the Vidisha District, gave birth to the child.
According to reports, the newborn baby was born with the autosomal recessive congenital disorder – Tetra-Amelia.
The rare genetic disorder is characterized by the absence of all the 4 limbs.
Images and videos of the mother and the baby show her holding the baby as she was wrapped in a blanket.
Dr. Suresh Aggarwal, a pediatrician at Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Hospital, which is located in Sironj, said that the newborn baby girl is in a perfectly healthy condition.
What Is The Autosomal Recessive Congenital Disorder Tetra-Amelia?
Tetra-amelia syndrome, which is also known as the autosomal recessive tetraamelia, is an extremely rare autosomal recessive congenital disorder that is characterized by the absence of all the 4 limbs. Also, it can affect malformations that could be seen in the face, skull, reproductive organs, anus, and pelvis. It could also affect the lungs, which makes it very difficult for the host to breath.
Many children with the tetra-amelia syndrome have such serious medical problems, most are stillborn or die shortly after birth.