Abandoned Fetus Suffers Harlequin Ichthyosis

Location is not known. Harlequin Ichthyosis is a very rare genetic skin disorder, that causes thick plates of skin to form on newborn infants, the skin pulls and rips apart, leaving cracks. It can pull and distort facial features. The tightness of the skin forces the eyelids and lips to turn inside out. It can … Continue reading “Abandoned Fetus Suffers Harlequin Ichthyosis”

Baby Born with Harlequin Ichthyosis Cries in Pain

We’ve seen videos of Harlequin Ichthyosis at Best Gore before. This is another one. Harlequin Ichthyosis is a genetic skin disorder that causes a baby to be born with clusters of thick skin that crack and distort normal features. One in 500,000 babies is reported to be both with Harlequin type Ichthyosis. In the United … Continue reading “Baby Born with Harlequin Ichthyosis Cries in Pain”

Baby Boy Born with Top of Head Missing in India

In Kathihar, Bihar, India, a baby boy was born with top of his head missing. According to the information I got, the condition is caused by the genetic disorder we’ve seen on Best Gore before, although harlequin ichthyosis is typically associated with scaly skin. The condition looks closer to anencephaly than harlequin ichthyosis to me, … Continue reading “Baby Boy Born with Top of Head Missing in India”

Indian Baby Born with Harlequin Ichthyosis

In India’s Patna district of Bihar, a baby girl was born prematurely with Harlequin Ichthyosis. According to local reports, the 28 year old mother called the baby “a curse“, though she seems to be holding onto the curse none the less. Harlequin Ichthyosis causes the skin to grow much faster than normal, resulting in buildup … Continue reading “Indian Baby Born 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 … Continue reading “Asian Child with Harlequin Ichthyosis”