British newspaper Daily Mail published pictures of a 10-year-old Indian boy, with thick leather covering all parts of his body, as a result of injuryA rare skin diseaseAnd, which he called “a human snake”, due to the thick crusts covering his body in a rare skin condition called “laminar fish”, the newspaper said, “Jaganath” is forced to shower and moisturize constantly to prevent his skin from cracking “cracked.”
Indian child gets rare skin disease
Father Prabhakar Pradhan said that he could not afford the expenses of his son’s treatment, as this 10-year-old boy in India was called the “human snake” because his skin was covered with thick dry skin.
There is no cure for this condition
The newspaper pointed out that these scales represent a rare and incurable condition, which means that it is unable to get rid of old cells quickly enough. The skin of Jagannath is constantly falling because it is very dry, which is another complication of his condition.
With his parents who cannot cure him
Reports claim that he needs to shower every hour and wash himself with moisturizer several times a day to calm his dry, painful skin, his skin has become so tight that he is often unable to walk properly, and needs a stick to help him extend his limbs.
The newspaper said, Jaganath’s father, who works as a rice field worker, cannot afford the cost of his son’s treatment, adding, My son has suffered from this disease since childhood, and there is no treatment for him, I do not have enough money to take him to get treatment and break my heart to see him suffer from This disease every day.
His dry skin makes him suffer
The newspaper said, this disease affects less than one person out of every 200,000 people, and it is one of 20 types of ichthyosis, adding that the cause of ichthyosis is a defective gene, which can either accelerate or slow the normal rate at which the skin regenerates, in both cases, It causes the accumulation of rough, scaly skin that resembles fish scales or reptiles, as a disease of ichthyosis is evident from birth, which leaves the child covered with a transparent membrane called the Collodion membrane, throws the membrane after a few weeks, leaving the skin red, and appears with large areas of dark color.
The newspaper pointed out that this disease makes the skin tight, so that it can make closing the eyes difficult, in some cases, pulling the skin around the eyes very tightly, which causes the eyelids to shift outward to reveal the inner red cap, children are at risk of injury or dehydration because their skin barrier Very weak, they may also have respiratory problems, hair loss, and joint abnormalities as a result of this condition.Unfortunately, there is no cure for a condition, and it can only be treated with creams and medications to relieve symptoms.
“This disease is not treatable, although some doctors say there is a cure,” said the dermatologist in the Indian neighborhood where he lives, and who does not wish to be identified..
Dr. Rakesh, Senior Consultant Dermatologist at Aster Hospital confirmed:Aster In Kerala, India, “laminar fish” is one of the rarest congenital skin diseases.