Asian Child with Harlequin Ichthyosis

Asian Child with Harlequin Ichthyosis

Video from an unspecified country in Asia depicts a child with Harlequin Ichthyosis – a genetic disease that turns skin of the affected person flaky and hard. The abnormalities in the skin also disrupt normal fluid retention within the body, and fail to act as a barrier that blocks bacteria and infection from readily entering the blood stream.

Note how inflexible the child is. Like it’s in a full body cast. I don’t know to what extent the brain is affected, but if the brain is fully functional and aware, the experience of being locked up within oneself must be awful.

Props to Best Gore member @african-angel for the video:

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115 thoughts on “Asian Child with Harlequin Ichthyosis”

  1. Poor baby. I cant imagine what it must be like for that child to be in constant pain every second of his little life and he probably doesnt know relief. Maybe he would’ve been better off being aborted.

  2. When a child is afflicted with this condition the skin is like parchment and for every crack that appears you can see minute amounts of blood well up in the fine lines of cracks in the skin.
    One can almost equate this condition of having fire-ants crawling constantly stinging.
    Opportunistic infections become the killer in these children, their immune systems cause the skin to constantly grow and shed at a fast rate where the body is unable to keep up.
    There are balms the children can use to alleviate their condition but their fate is sealed as science has not found the remedy to a cure.

    Pass fast little ones.

  3. I wonder if dressing them in something like a wet suit (but intended to keep moisture in instead of out) would help those with this affliction. There has got to be something better than Osh Kosh B’gosh available for these poor kiddos.

  4. This is the type of case where I would think murder would be ethical. Obviously anyone like that would not have any quality of life and not contribute to society in any way therefore should just be put out of its misery

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