Graphic: Baby born with a rare skin disorder in Borno

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There was confusion, on Monday, at the Umaru Shehu hospital, Maiduguri, Borno State, after a baby boy was born with Harlequin-type ichthyosis. 


Harlequin-type ichthyosis is a genetic disorder which results in thickened skin over nearly the entire body at birth. The skin forms large, diamond-shaped plates that are separated by deep cracks.

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Everyone fled upon seeing the baby. Even his shocked young mother took to her heels. The fate of the baby is unknown for now.