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IN People ON 19 Apr, 2016
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
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.
His mother told that at 11 weeks only Oscar took chemotherapy sessions and was been treated with steroids to treat the condition.
The doctors were not sure how Oscars got those boils but they were not the marks of chickenpox, which was certain.
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.
It is a disorder relating to abnormal cells derived from bone marrow that are capable of migrating from skin to lymph nodes.
It is a result of immature white blood cells that can result in spots and it can often leads to permanent organ damage.
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.
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.