The Rare Case Of Mermaid Syndrome

Little Shiloh Pepin has sirenomelia or “mermaid syndrome”, is a very rare condition of birth. Her legs have been joined together at birth. In many cases, people who are born with sirenomelia die at birth, or get operation to separate the joined legs. Shiloh has overcome the odds in making it to her eighth birthday. Sirenomelia, on the other hand is also called Mermaid Syndrome, is an extremely rare congenital deformity in which the legs are joined together, providing them the appearance of a mermaid’s tail. This case is occurring in approximately one out of every 100,000 live births and is generally dead within a day or two of birth due to the complications related with the abnormal kidney and urinary bladder development and function

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      Source : Mystery Diagnosis

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