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It Seems Like He Has Chickenpox, But The Reality Is Awful

Chickenpox tends to be a rite of passage for small children. It often spreads from an affected baby to a normal one. The condition even causes irritation and itching. Well, some of them pass through it easily and sadly some do not have it this easy.

Same is the case with, a 10-month-old baby boy who suffered with red lumps all over his body. Though it looked like rashes of chickenpox but he had a whole different story. This is what he went through and what was done for him...

Via: Caters News Agency

It Seems Like He Has Chickenpox, But The Reality Is Awful

It Seems Like He Has Chickenpox, But The Reality Is Awful

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Oscar Langham with a rare condition

Oscar Langham with a rare condition

Oscar, 10 months old boy was engulfed with red angry lumps as a result of a rare condition and they even can occur on tongue and eyeballs.

At just 11 weeks old, he started chemotherapy

At just 11 weeks old, he started chemotherapy

His mother told that at 11 weeks only Oscar took chemotherapy sessions and was been treated with steroids to treat the condition.

One thing was sure that he didn't have chickenpox

One thing was sure that he didn’t have chickenpox

The doctors were not sure how Oscars got those boils but they were not the marks of chickenpox, which was certain.

Rare ailment called Langerhans cell histiocytosis

Rare ailment called Langerhans cell histiocytosis

He was diagnosed with Langerhans' cell histiocytosis i.e., cancer-like disease of the immune cells. He had it since he was born. This disease can affect different organs of the body and make the condition worse.

Langerhans cell histiocytosis

Langerhans cell histiocytosis

It is a disorder relating to abnormal cells derived from bone marrow that are capable of migrating from skin to lymph nodes.

This disease can cause tumours

This disease can cause tumours

It is a result of immature white blood cells that can result in spots and it can often leads to permanent organ damage.

People get scared of him

People get scared of him

His mother mentioned that people feel scared to touch the baby as they think it to be contagious. The parents of Oscar took the rashes as neonatal rash but the spots got worse with the growing age of Oscar.

Never-ending problems

Never-ending problems

If the spots on Oscar's eyes got big enough, it could impair his vision. In UK around 50 children a year are diagnosed with the same condition.

Family is waiting to see a histiocytosis specialist

Family is waiting to see a histiocytosis specialist

Oscar's mom said he's a happy child who doesn't let his problems get him down. All they are waiting to hear from a specialist.

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