Happy birthday girl, 11.
She is one of a new breed of rare babies who are born with breasts and buttocks that have the potential to grow, researchers at the University of Auckland have found.
The researchers said the rare genetic mutation that causes the new condition was found in one of three families of baby girls who were born on New Zealand’s North Island in the 1970s and 80s.
The babies had the mutation and developed breasts and buttock growths which are rare and often difficult to treat, said Professor Michael Lonsdale from the University’s Department of Human Genetics.
“There is no cure for this condition and we need to be aware of it,” Professor Lonsdal said.
The condition is known as congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), which is caused by a genetic mutation.
The mutation causes a gene that controls how quickly the body produces hormones to become faulty, causing the body to produce less and less hormone.
It is caused when the body cannot produce enough of the hormone to protect it from infections, and can lead to infertility and heart problems.
“In most cases the problem can be cured by the same hormone replacement therapy as the affected child, and that treatment usually involves surgery to correct the defective gene, and this can sometimes take several years,” Professor Michael said.
“It’s a very rare condition, it can be treatable with hormone replacement drugs, but it’s difficult to be sure because of the risk of side effects.”
The study, published in the New Zealand Journal of Genetics, was the first to investigate the impact of a genetic variation in a gene on the development of the breasts and a child’s sexual development.
It looked at babies born on the island between 1971 and 1978.
The research found that the girls who had the variant had slightly longer, thinner legs and had a higher body mass index (BMI).
They also had a smaller, less developed vagina.
“That means that these girls have a very small amount of skin around their vulva and a small amount around their anus, which is quite normal,” Professor Daniel Bowers from the New England Regional Breast Centre at University College Hospital in Cambridge said.
Professor Lapsdale said that the study found the babies who had CAH were often not able to walk.
“The girls in this group of babies are really very small, and the body tends to compensate by getting more fat,” he said.
But in these babies, they can grow them really nicely, because they have the gene that gives them the gene, so they can get really long legs and hips.””
So they do develop breasts and hips which can be very different from normal, but they also develop very short, thin legs.”
But in these babies, they can grow them really nicely, because they have the gene that gives them the gene, so they can get really long legs and hips.
“They can have lots of tummy and buttocks and they can develop a lot of body hair.”‘
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Professor Lansdale said the girls born with CAH had no way of controlling the condition.
“These babies don’t grow breasts or hips, but there are some girls that can, and they’ve got a very normal vagina.”
And the girls have no idea that this is the case, they don’t know that it’s normal.
“The problem is that they don the hormone replacement because they don of it, but the hormone has been destroyed and it’s very difficult to get them back to normal.”
‘We are in the process of creating a therapy’ Professor Bowers said the condition was common and difficult to cure.
“We have been trying to make hormones for this for over 20 years.
And the only way to treat it is with the hormone treatment, and in most cases that means surgery, because it can take several months,” he explained.
There are about 500 children with CAHR on New England islands, but no cure has been found. “
But we are in a very good place now, and we are doing very well.”
There are about 500 children with CAHR on New England islands, but no cure has been found.
“They’re not very healthy because they’re too small to have the hormone,” Professor Bower said.
In some cases, the girls with the mutation are born without a penis or testicles, and doctors are reluctant to use them.
But Dr Bowers, who is now working on a treatment for the rare condition known as exogamy, said that exogamous babies had a good chance of success.
“Some babies with exogamic [male sex] mutation have normal sex organs, and so have a normal penis, but in some cases that’s not the case,” he told the BBC.
“What we’re trying to do is try to give them a good penis so they don, as they grow older, have a good male organ that they can use in their sexual life