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Seven- Year-old Victim of Cystinosis Cannot Sweat

by Savitha C Muppala on  March 2, 2013 at 7:41 PM Child Health News   - G J E 4
Seven-year-old Sarah Larimore is a victim of an extremely rare genetic disorder called cystinosis.

She was diagnosed with this condition when she was 13 months old. This disorder is a genetic metabolic disorder which ensures she cannot sweat.
 Seven- Year-old Victim of Cystinosis Cannot Sweat
Seven- Year-old Victim of Cystinosis Cannot Sweat
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Weather during summer in the place where she stays, South Carolina, is quite unbearable for this little girl and she cannot stay outside for more than 20 minutes.

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The family has built a swimming pool in the backyard so that she can enjoy the summer outside by staying in the pool.

This little kid needs to consume nearly 33 pills a day. She eats only through a feeding tube. She also needs to apply eye drops every hour to prevent blindness. A growth hormone injection is a must for her daily.

Amid all this, her parents are counting their blessings that their kid was diagnosed early enough with this condition. She will also require a kidney transplant during her teens.



Source: Medindia
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