10 Babies Born with Rare and Bizarre Defect, Disorder or Disease

Pregnancy is a wait of 9 months for a new life, it is a miracle how a new life comes to the world after staying inside a woman’s womb getting developed. After 9 months of wait, when a mother holds her baby, the happiness has no limits. But when, a baby is born with some rare disease, it becomes the most saddest wait for a mother. As soon as the news of pregnancy comes, the mother to be makes a relation with the baby inside her, seeing the baby born with rare and bizarre defect, disorder or disease breaks the heart of the mother. The world has seen many babies born with rare and bizarre defects, disorder or disease.
 Harlequin-Type Ichthyosis

A very rare skin disease, Harlequin-type ichthyosis occurs when Keratin layer is thickened in fetal human skin. The baby born with this rare skin disease has massive scales on the body which might be reddish in colour. Eyes, ears, mouth and other parts may be contracted. Harlequin babies are at high risk of bacterial infection. The disease occurs with mutation in the protein gene.

Lamellar Ichthyosis

Lamellar Ichthyosis is a rare skin disorder, in which babies shed their outer layer of skin. This is the primary symptom after which the main symptom starts occurring. The skin starts extensive scaling that looks familiar to fish scales, tiling the skin around joint areas like elbow, neck, armpit and groins. In severe cases, tiling of scales can be seen all over body with increasing age. In this disorder, the patient’s body can’t sweat to cool the body temperature resulting in fish like scaling over the skin.

Epidermolysis Bullosa

The rare disease is more commonly known as Butterfly Disease, as the skin of the child born with the disorder is very fragile. The disorder causes blisters if the skin is rubbed, mostly hands and feet are affected. The disorder is caused by genetic mutation. The struggle for treating the wounds that refuse to heal, goes for whole life.


Anencephaly is a cephalic disorder that is the result of Neural tube defect. In this condition, babies do not survive, babies are born withoutforebrain and remaining part of brain tissue is mostly uncovered (No bone or skin). In 2006, a baby with Anencephaly was born in Charikot, India. The baby appeared like a frog with popped eyeballs and no neck.


Cyclopia is a strange disorder in which infants are born with just one eye in the middle of their forehead. This is a very rare defect which is the result of failure of the embryonic forebrain to divide orbital cavities to form two eyes.

Ectopia Cordis- Heart Outside Body

Ectopia Cordis is a defect in which heart is located abnormally. The heart may be located in the abdominal cavity, neck or outside chest. Babies with Ectopia Cordis have good chances of survival if the doctors meet suitable condition to perform surgery and relocate the heart. There have been many cases in which babies were born with their heart outside the chest.


Polymelia is a rare birth defect in which the child is born with multiple limbs. The extra limbs are commonly deformed, which happens when Embryo starts as conjoined twins. Extra legs, extra arms it varies from child to child.


Hydrocephalus is a rare disorder also known as Water on the brain. Hydrocephalus can occur at any age, but it is common in infants. Cerebro-spinal Fluid abnormally gets accumulated in the brain, resulting in swelling of the head. The head is enlarged at a very high rate which can cause death. Treatment is possible with surgery.


An extremely rare disease which is found in 1 from 8 million births across the world, which is caused by mutation in LMNA gene. Babies born with the rare disorder of Progeria mostly live till their early twenties. Babies born with Progeria Syndrome grow approximately twenty times faster than a normal human being causing children to look Old aged when they are still very young.

Cleft Lip and Palate

Cleft Lip and Palate is a birth defect which is caused by abnormal facial development during pregnancy. A cleft is a fissure or gap in the lip which may or may not go upto palate of the new born. The treatment is possible through s surgery which can be done in early childhood or soon after the birth if the suitable conditions are met.
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