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The curious case of Ali Hussain Khan: This 14-year-old boy ages eight times faster every year!

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Meet this 14-year-old boy who ages eight times faster every years and looks like an old man at this age.
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    Meet this 14-year-old boy who ages eight times faster every years and looks like an old man at this age. Ali Hussain Khan is the last surviving child of six siblings hit by a rare and incurable disease.

    He was born with progeria, which is a genetic disease that ages the body faster than a normal human being. But despite suffering such a terrible loss, brave Ali refuses to give up hope. There are only 80 known cases of progeria on the entire planet. Yet, six children of the same family were seen suffering with this disease.

    Ali, his two brothers and three of his sisters had the condition, which usually kills the victims by the age of 14.

    Dad Nabi Hussain Khan, 50, and mum Razia, 46, from Bihar are first ­cousins who were the product of an arranged marriage 32 years ago. It was only after their daughter Rehana’s second birthday when she couldn’t eat or walk properly they visited a local doctor.

    They went back to the doctor after their son Ikramul was born in 1987 showing the same symptoms – and got the same reaction.

    Daughters Gudiya and Rubina were born in 1989 and 1992, Ali arrived in 1999 and a newborn baby boy died – all had progeria.

    But the couple also had unaffected children – Sanjeeda and her sister Chanda are now 20 and 10.

    Ali weighs just 1st 8lbs and is 3ft 7in tall. Gudiya and Rubina both died in 2004 aged 15 and 12. Rehana died three years later aged 24 and 22-year-old Ikramul died in 2009.

    Click the slides to see pictures of Ali and his siblings who had progeria…

  • +3 See more slides

    Meet this 14-year-old boy who ages eight times faster every years and looks like an old man at this age. Ali Hussain Khan is the last surviving child of six siblings hit by a rare and incurable disease.

    He was born with progeria, which is a genetic disease that ages the body faster than a normal human being. But despite suffering such a terrible loss, brave Ali refuses to give up hope. There are only 80 known cases of progeria on the entire planet. Yet, six children of the same family were seen suffering with this disease.

    Ali, his two brothers and three of his sisters had the condition, which usually kills the victims by the age of 14.

    Dad Nabi Hussain Khan, 50, and mum Razia, 46, from Bihar are first ­cousins who were the product of an arranged marriage 32 years ago. It was only after their daughter Rehana’s second birthday when she couldn’t eat or walk properly they visited a local doctor.

    They went back to the doctor after their son Ikramul was born in 1987 showing the same symptoms – and got the same reaction.

    Daughters Gudiya and Rubina were born in 1989 and 1992, Ali arrived in 1999 and a newborn baby boy died – all had progeria.

    But the couple also had unaffected children – Sanjeeda and her sister Chanda are now 20 and 10.

    Ali weighs just 1st 8lbs and is 3ft 7in tall. Gudiya and Rubina both died in 2004 aged 15 and 12. Rehana died three years later aged 24 and 22-year-old Ikramul died in 2009.

    Click the slides to see pictures of Ali and his siblings who had progeria…

  • +3 See more slides

    Meet this 14-year-old boy who ages eight times faster every years and looks like an old man at this age. Ali Hussain Khan is the last surviving child of six siblings hit by a rare and incurable disease.

    He was born with progeria, which is a genetic disease that ages the body faster than a normal human being. But despite suffering such a terrible loss, brave Ali refuses to give up hope. There are only 80 known cases of progeria on the entire planet. Yet, six children of the same family were seen suffering with this disease.

    Ali, his two brothers and three of his sisters had the condition, which usually kills the victims by the age of 14.

    Dad Nabi Hussain Khan, 50, and mum Razia, 46, from Bihar are first ­cousins who were the product of an arranged marriage 32 years ago. It was only after their daughter Rehana’s second birthday when she couldn’t eat or walk properly they visited a local doctor.

    They went back to the doctor after their son Ikramul was born in 1987 showing the same symptoms – and got the same reaction.

    Daughters Gudiya and Rubina were born in 1989 and 1992, Ali arrived in 1999 and a newborn baby boy died – all had progeria.

    But the couple also had unaffected children – Sanjeeda and her sister Chanda are now 20 and 10.

    Ali weighs just 1st 8lbs and is 3ft 7in tall. Gudiya and Rubina both died in 2004 aged 15 and 12. Rehana died three years later aged 24 and 22-year-old Ikramul died in 2009.

    Click the slides to see pictures of Ali and his siblings who had progeria…

  • +3 See more slides

    Meet this 14-year-old boy who ages eight times faster every years and looks like an old man at this age. Ali Hussain Khan is the last surviving child of six siblings hit by a rare and incurable disease.

    He was born with progeria, which is a genetic disease that ages the body faster than a normal human being. But despite suffering such a terrible loss, brave Ali refuses to give up hope. There are only 80 known cases of progeria on the entire planet. Yet, six children of the same family were seen suffering with this disease.

    Ali, his two brothers and three of his sisters had the condition, which usually kills the victims by the age of 14.

    Dad Nabi Hussain Khan, 50, and mum Razia, 46, from Bihar are first ­cousins who were the product of an arranged marriage 32 years ago. It was only after their daughter Rehana’s second birthday when she couldn’t eat or walk properly they visited a local doctor.

    They went back to the doctor after their son Ikramul was born in 1987 showing the same symptoms – and got the same reaction.

    Daughters Gudiya and Rubina were born in 1989 and 1992, Ali arrived in 1999 and a newborn baby boy died – all had progeria.

    But the couple also had unaffected children – Sanjeeda and her sister Chanda are now 20 and 10.

    Ali weighs just 1st 8lbs and is 3ft 7in tall. Gudiya and Rubina both died in 2004 aged 15 and 12. Rehana died three years later aged 24 and 22-year-old Ikramul died in 2009.

    Click the slides to see pictures of Ali and his siblings who had progeria…

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