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Woman With Rare Skin Disorder Defies All Odds By Having Not One But Two Babies

Harlequin ichthyosis also known as Harlequin baby is a severe genetic skin disease, which causes the dermis to be around 10 times thicker than normal and grows at a fast rate. Babies with Harlequin ichthyosis are often born prematurely or stillborn and are usually very small. However, children who survive will need lifetime intensive skin treatment, creams and retinoid medicine and many require physiotherapy and counselling.

Sufferers not only have a thick and rapid growing skin, the condition forbids them to grow much hair and their ears and eyelids are receding. They are also highly susceptible to germs, which would normally be blocked by the skin’s outer barrier.

Amazingly one Harlequin ichthyosis survivor has been defying all odds and even became the first person to have a baby living with this condition. She goes by the name of Stephanie Turner.

Item Reviewed: Woman With Rare Skin Disorder Defies All Odds By Having Not One But Two Babies Description: Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Paul Emond
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