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Saturday, 24 September 2011

Pakistani boy who has one body, two faces

A boy born in Pakistani Kashmir has two faces but one body, a media report said.

Shahida Perveen, 30, gave birth to the boy Friday and soon thereafter, a crowd gathered at the hospital to see the child, reported Dawn.

Doctors said that except for the ears, all the facial features of the boy were duplicated. "This condition is known as craniofacial in the medical world," said one doctor.
The boy has irregular breathing and his chances of surviving were slim.

"We are not very hopeful about his life," hospital Deputy Medical Superintendent Dr Naeem Ahmed told Dawn.

Such abnormalities point to genetic problems and occur in marriages between cousins, he said. To avoid the same happening again, Dr Ahmed advised the couple to consult doctors before going for another pregnancy.

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