An incredibly 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.
The skin condition means that the boy’s skin sags like an old man. Despite his young age, he also already has weak and broken teeth. 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.
She said: “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.”
Tripti said: “I was terrified to see him when he was born. He was just flesh and bones. He looked like an alien and it was heartbreaking for me.
Sadly and despite over £4,000 being spent on visiting numerous doctors, nothing has been able to help Bayezid.
“Doctors had no
idea what to do; they said they had never seen such a baby. They warned us that there was nothing they could do.”