Rare disorder causes boy to look pregnant due to bizarre swelling of stomach

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Sep 13, 2017, 6:32 pm IST
Updated Sep 13, 2017, 6:32 pm IST
The disorder previously dismissed as excess christmas weight by his parents caused kidneys to leak filling his stomach with fluids.
The swelling often leaves him in pain (Photo: Facebook)
 The swelling often leaves him in pain (Photo: Facebook)

Several children are born with rare life altering conditions which can make life a painful ordeal for them. These conditions can also lead to kids undergoing treatment which can restrict them to a lifestyle far from what other children their age enjoy.

A child from Doncaster in England is suffering from a condition that makes him look pregnant as people feel he might blow up. While parents dismissed the condition as excess Christmas weight, it turned out to be a disorder known as the nephritic syndrome.

The disease causes the kidneys to leak which leads to fluids filling up the abdomen leaving the child in pain. The impact is so severe that Mckenzie Watson’s mother says his belly looks like hers just before giving birth.

The parents didn’t realise what had happened to the five-year-old unless they took him to a hospital after swimming trunks won’t fit him. Mckenzie is now going undergoing chemotherapy and his diagnosis requires him to consume steroids every day.





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