Rare disease turned the teenager into a pensioner

Rare disease turned the teenager into a pensioner

A resident of India Ali Hussain Khan (Ali Hussain Khan) looks like a wizened old man, but in fact is a teenager - he's only 14 years old. A rare disease that turned into an Indian pensioner, claimed the lives of his brothers and sisters.

Rare disease turned the teenager into a pensioner

In 1983, the couple living in Bihar (Bihar), India, first child was born - a daughter Rehana (Rehana). Parents - Nabi (Nabi) and Razia (Razia) - closely followed the development of the child, so I noticed that in the second year of life with him began to happen that something was wrong: Rehana could not eat and no longer stand on his feet.

Rare disease turned the teenager into a pensioner

Worried about his wife's daughter showed a local doctor, but he could not make a diagnosis, and sent them home. However, in 1987, Nabi and Razia again visited Aesculapius - they had a son with the same signs of a strange illness that struck his older sister. The doctor did not bother to work performance and said the boy's parents that he was confused, but because he could not help.

Rare disease turned the teenager into a pensioner

In the next few years, the couple had four more children, all of them suffer from a mysterious disease. As they get older sons and daughters of Nabi and Razia began to attract worldwide attention, because started to resemble the elderly.

Rare disease turned the teenager into a pensioner

The parents of little old men were at a loss, not knowing what was the cause of the metamorphosis. Only in 1995, an expert who examined the children, the couple explained that their children suffer from a rare genetic defect known as progeria (from the Greek, etc. -.. Old). The disease is characterized by a number of pathological changes inherent in the aging process, and usually finishes fatal.

Rare disease turned the teenager into a pensioner

"The doctor to whom we spoke were as ignorant as my wife and I - bitterly says 50-year-old Nabi. - If only one of them told us that the whole point of genetic problems, then we would no longer produce children. Unfortunately, no one in our community do not believe that this is an incurable disease. All considered freaks of our children. "

In 2004, the disease claimed the lives of two girls who just turned 12 and 15 years. Behind them died 24-year-old Rehana and her 22-year-old brother Ikramul (Ikramul).

Rare disease turned the teenager into a pensioner

Now in the family Hussein there was only one child - a 14-year-old Ali Hussain Khan.

Teen knows that his life could end at any moment, but do not lose hope for recovery. He believes that doctors will be able to find a miracle cure that will prolong his life.