Meet 29-year-old ‘baby’ who can’t grow due to rare medical condition
Video clips trending online shows a baby said to be 29 years old.
The baby identified as Pingping can’t grow because of an illness called Progeria also known as Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) or the ‘Benjamin Button’ disease.
The baby man was reported to be suffering from a rare genetic illness that hampered his growth.
The medical condition affecting Pingping was said to be Progeria.
The videos which went viral on social media showed Pingping being handled as a toddler despite being old.
He was reported to have his own family.
According to Mayo Clinic, Progeria, also known as Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome, is an extremely rare, progressive genetic disorder that causes children to age rapidly, starting in their first two years of life.
Children with progeria generally appeared normal at birth. During the first year, signs and symptoms, such as slow growth and hair loss, began to appear.