Disease causes baby girl look like an old woman

Baby suffering from curtis laxa  
By: Moses Gold 

(Scroll down for video) A little baby girl just one year old suffers from a rare disorder that makes her look more like 80 years old, according to doctors.

Her name is Yuxin and she tragically suffers from a rare skin disease that makes her look prematurely old. Yuxin is currently a patient in a hospital in the city of Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province in central China.

More than eight million people live in the city, but it seems like Yuxin is one of a kind. Her face is wrinkled and her cheeks sagging. Sources say that all her skin of her body is even more flexible than typical skin on the human face.

She seems happy and playful in her pictures, but unfortunately she has troubled those close to her. "She looks like an old woman. The last time I took her to see a doctor, another boy was frightened and cried aloud," Cao Niu, her grandmother told reporters.

The child may suffer from curtis laxa, one of her doctors said. Cutis laxa means loose skin in Latin. It is a disorder of the body's connective tissue. These tissues form the supporting framework of the body and help shape the muscles, joints and skin.

The disorder is rare. Only about 200 people suffer from the disease, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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