These children have increased muscle mass and exceptional strength as a result of myostatin-related muscular hypertrophy; a very rare condition with only two documented cases in children: one American and a German.
The condition arises from a deficiency or mutation in myostatin, also known as growth and differentiation factor 8 (GDF-8) which is responsible for regulating muscle growth all through human life.
Blue skin pigmentation is a real phenomenon and is the result of congenital methemoglobinemia, at least in Caucasians. People with this disorder produce an abnormally high amount of methemoglobin, a form of hemoglobin, in the blood. That causes their blood to take on a brown hue, and their skin a blue one.
An extremely rare condition with a prevalence of 1 per 8 million live births. The condition causes babies to age at an accelerated rate with most dying before 13 years from complications of atherosclerosis like heart attacks and stroke.
It is a rare, inherited disorder that predisposes patients to widespread Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas. Malignant skin tumours develop in 30 - 70% of these patients between 20 - 40 years.
Although most sufferers of this ailment have a genetic mutation, the condition can also be acquired as a side-effect of medication.
cases, people with this disease have hair covering their entire body, some people are exhibit follicular excess only on a part of the body. There are fewer than 50 known cases of this disorder.