New Delhi: A 1-year-old baby in Delhi has reportedly been diagnosed with a rare disease,wherein, he is said to have developed sexual urges and pubic hair. The symptoms of his rare condition, called “precocious puberty” have resulted in him growing facial and body hair as well as sexual urges.
The baby, Akash, is being treated in a Delhi hospital after being diagnosed with the abnormal hormonal condition.
According to the Hindustan Times report, the toddler’s parents noticed disturbing physical changes when the boy was just six months old, and his genitalia had started growing abnormally. They reportedly took Akash to the doctor when he was 18-months-old. At that point he was 95cm tall and had already started getting facial and body hair, and had fully developed sexual organs. His voice was also starting to break.
Dr Vaishakhi Rustagi, who is treating the child at the hospital, said: “His testosterone levels were exceptionally high, as high as that of a 25-year-old, because of which he had started experiencing physical changes", as quoted in the report.
'Precocious puberty' is defined as any child who goes through puberty before the age of seven or eight. It’s a very rare condition. The youngest mother, according to the reports is Lina Medina, who gave birth at the age of five years and seven months in Peru in the year 1939.
This extreme kind of disease can indeed be very traumatic for the child at such a tender age.