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Baby girl born with no arms or legs due to rare genetic disorder baffles doctors in India

A BABY girl born without any arms or legs due to a rare genetic disorder has left doctors and family members baffled.

Footage of the baby has emerged from central India’s Madhya Pradesh state.

The child was delivered in the village of Sakla, in Sironj Tehsil, Vidisha, on June 26.

According to reports, the girl was born with an autosomal recessive congenital disorder, called Tetra-Amelia, which is characterised by the absence of all four limbs.

This syndrome can also cause severe malformations of other parts of the body, including the face and head, heart, nervous system, skeleton and genitalia. 

The lungs are underdeveloped in many cases, making breathing difficult or impossible.

The video shows an unknown woman holding the baby in her arms.

The infant, who is wrapped in a cloth, can be seen without either arms or legs.

Dr Suresh Aggarwal, a paediatrician at Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Hospital, Sironj, suggested that the baby is perfectly healthy.

According to Bhopal CMHO and paediatrician Dr Prabhakar Tiwari, the syndrome affects one in 100,000 newborns. He said this is the first such case of his career.

A 2011 study by Bermejo-Sanchez shows that the disorder occurs in roughly 1 out of every 71,000 pregnancies.

The doctors suggest the baby will be taken in for further assessments to check if her internal organs have developed as per norms.

The case follows Nicholas James Vujicic, born in 1982, an Australian Christian evangelist and motivational speaker born with Tetra-Amelia syndrome.

Author of several books and travelling over 44 countries, Vujicic advocates positivity and motivation even after being born without all four limbs.

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