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Baby girl born with no arms, legs due to rare disorder; leaving medics stunned


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

28th June, 2020
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A 28-year-old woman has delivered a girl without arms and legs at Saklon village in Madhya Pradesh, an official said.

According to reports, the baby was born with an autosomal recessive congenital disorder, called Tetra-Amelia, characterised by absence of all four limbs.

Tetra-Amelia syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by mutations in the WNT3 gene and is extremely rare.

The syndrome affects one in 100,000 newborns and Dr Prabhakar Tiwari, a paediatrician at Bhopal CMHO, said this is the first case he has ever seen.

Sironj Block Medical Officer (BMO) Dr Pramod Diwan said it was a home delivery case.

“I had sent an Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) and an Asha worker, but parents are not ready to bring their newborn to hospital for check up,” he said.

The infant’s father said she was born without arms and legs on Friday, and is doing well.

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