Typically, the nose and nostrils are missing, adding to the disfigurement. Only one in one million babies are born with this defect, as it is detected early in pregnancy and is almost always aborted. Not this time, however.
The parents elected to keep the child, whom is expected to survive, citing the otherwise excellent condition of her internal organs. The real concern is when the baby grows up, and will face constant and likely unpleasant discrimination, shortnews.com reports.
The cause of the girl’s deformity is still undetermined. But the hospital report’s listing of Cyclopamine offers a tragic reminder of concerns over the state of Indian medical regulations, including lax oversight of fertility clinics and low barriers of entry for human drug trials, wired.com says.
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