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20-year old South African woman gives birth to baby with rare condition

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20-year old South African woman gives birth to baby with rare condition

A South African mother, aged 20, residing in Libode has unexpectedly given birth to a child with a rare medical condition known as progeria.

Children born with the rare condition known as progeria suffer from rapid ageing.

Noticeable signs were identified by local mid-wives as the child displayed deformations in her hands along with wrinkles on her skin.

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The little girl is currently in hospital with her mother where she can be monitored.

Social Development spokesperson Mzukisi Solani holds the belief that the mother, family and the community collectively need assistance.

Aadditionally the Human Settlements Department has approached the family to make sure that the child has an appropriate home to be raised in.

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