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|Indian Three-month-old Spontaneously Combusts by djkaneo(m): 6:54am On Aug 13, 2013|
A three-month-old Indian baby has been repeatedly catching fire
because of a rare medical condition known as Spontaneous Human
Named Rahul, the baby boy first caught fire when he was nine days old.
His mother, Rajeshwari, rushed him to hospital in disbelief, after
watching her son burst into flames without any source of combustion in
The baby has caught fire four times since birth and is receiving
treatment for burn injuries at the Kilpauk Medical College (KMC)
Hospital in the southern city of Chennai. He was admitted to the
hospital with the most recent burn injuries on 8 August.
Doctors say Rahul's condition could be the result of combustible gases
emitted from the skin's pores.
"The body burns spontaneously due to combustible gases emitting
from the patient's body, without any external source of ignition. Clothes
and other things nearby that are inflammable may also catch fire," Dr R
Narayana Babu, head of the paediatrics department at KMC, explained .
There is no complete explanation for SHC but some 200 such cases
have been reported over the last three centuries. There is not cure,
except continuous treatment for the burns, according to Dr Jayaraman,
the former head of the burns unit at KMC.
"20 years ago, we saw a similar case - of a 23-year-old man - but it
went undocumented. Several theories of SHC do the rounds but they
are vague and not backed by scientific proof. There is no special cure...
it can be treated like a regular burn injury," he told The Times of India.
For now, doctors say they can only ensure the baby stays away from
inflammable substances such as matchsticks, silks, kerosene oil, etc,
and also stays in controlled temperatures.
"An episode may or may not recur. It's like any other burn injury, with
the likelihood of scars and secondary infections. Plastic surgery is also
expected," Dr Babu concluded.
|Re: Indian Three-month-old Spontaneously Combusts by sonyc00(m): 7:07am On Aug 13, 2013|
May be he is a future super hero or a failed science experiment or d son of d human matchstick in fantastic four or becuz he is from india, d country of d weird
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