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Ligia Cabus

The "fish-boys" of Peru

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The "fish-boys" of Peru

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PERU. In the city of Pucallpa, (the capital of the Ucayali region, the Coronel Portillo province), three brothers - Samuel, Jesus and George (above), suffer from a rare genetic condition called ectodermia (Syndrome Christ-Siemens-Touraine or Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia) that forces them to remain in the water to prevent skin damage and even death.

MORE... http://brazilweirdnews.blogspot.com.br/2013/04/the-fish-boys-of-peru.html

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They don't look like they're in water....

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name='Kasey2601' timestamp='1366835671' post='4748754']

They don't look like they're in water....

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They look high and dry to me.

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To be fair, their hair looks pretty wet tho.

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Posted (edited)

They don't look like they're in water....

In the photo above, notice that the hair of the boys are wet.

One dangerous characteristic of this "anomaly" or "difference" (genetics), is that the boys do not have sweat glands (or, if or when, the carriers of this ill they have these organs - they are atrophied - they aren't functionals. They do not sweat and therefore must be kept at temperatures below 20 º C (Celsius).

In this condition, living in a region where the temperatures easily reach 30 ° C, to survive, the boys need to be wet every ten minutes.

To attend school, is required the aid of buckets of water that are placed next to each of them to maintain the body moisture which they do not produce. One of the functions of the perspiration is help the metabolism to mantain the organism fresh; maintain body temperature. (RPP, 2013)

SOURCE - Tres niños sin glándulas sudoríparas son recibidos en Hospital del Niño.

RPP/PERU, publicado em 24/042013

[http://www.rpp.com.p...pital-del-nino-noticia_588540.html]

IN ENGLISH - http://brazilweirdne....html (UPDATED)

Edited by Ligia Cabus

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Weird. I feel sorrow for those afflicted by this.

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