Tuesday, March 2, 2010

“Fish Boy”

This 14-month-old tot born without pores in his skin has baffled medics by developing fish scales.
Doctors believe little Song Sheng, of Jinhu, eastern China, may be suffering from a rare genetic condition that means his body cannot cool itself.
The lad - called fish boy by locals - began developing scales within days of his birth caused by his lack of pores.
Doctors say because he can't sweat or lose heat through his skin, it peels away in fish-like scales.
Instead, his family controls his body temperature by laying him in baths of ice.

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