The boy from Bangladesh who was born looking like an 80-year-old
The rare condition makes this four-year-old boy look more like an 80-year-old pensioner.
The condition means that Bayezid Hossain, from outside Magura in southern Bangladesh, suffers a swollen face, hollow eyes, sagging skin, aching joints and difficulties passing urine.
While his intelligence levels are much higher than normal, other children are afraid to play with him due to his remarkable appearance.
Tripti Khatun, his mother, who was only aged 14 when she gave birth to him, is amazed at her son’s mental abilities, but is devastated by his unusual appearance.
“Bayezid only learned to walk aged three but he had a full set of teeth at three months old. His physical growth is completely abnormal but mentally, he has wonderful conversation, very aware and is very intuitive for his age.
“He does not look like other children. He looks like an old man. As a first time mother I can’t bear the pain of seeing my child like this.”
Alongside his premature physical ageing, Bayezid’s personality has also developed much faster than any other children in the small village.
Tripti added: “He’s very stubborn and knows what he wants, and he gets very impatient. But he’s playful, his mind is very sharp, and he’s full of conversation.”
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