Curious Case Of 26-Year-Old Man With Toddler Body
A 26-year-old man trapped in the body of a 2-year-old toddler astonishes pediatricians. Jerly Lyngdoh, whose case is a medical rarity, lives with his parents in Meghalaya in northern India.
Lyngdoh was born 26 years ago, but his mind and body are that of a baby between 1 to 2 years old. He measures 33-inches tall and weighs 22 pounds, much like other 2-year-olds, India's Hindustan Times reported.
"Jerly's infantile features are remarkable, and the only things he shares with an adult are his teeth," pediatrician Dr. J. Ryndong told the Hindustan Times. "We think this is a case of pan-hypo pituitarism leading to poor secretion of growth hormones from pituitary glands."
All six of Lyngdoh's siblings are without mental or physical disability, ruling out the condition as genetic, doctors said.
A charitable society helped his mom, Merilda, bring him to the capital's Shillong Civil Hospital, where he has received treatment for 17 months before being transferred to Ganesh Das Hospital.
Lyngdoh, who relies on his parents totally, is just 4-inches taller than China's He Pingping, officially the world's smallest man, the United Kingdom's Metro news reported.