Meet The 3-Year-Old Indian Boy Whose Leg Swells Four Times Its Normal Size (Photos)
A three-year-old boy suffers from a rare genetic disorder which has caused his leg to swell to four times its normal size. Akshaj Khandelwal has Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS) – which affects one in 100,000 people and prevents him from walking normally.
The condition also causes his leg to bleed if he tries to walk more than a few steps and prevents him from going to school on his own.
Unaware of it being a medical condition, the toddler just believes his larger leg is a gift and he is lucky to have it.
But his worried father Ankur, from Delhi, India, believes he is still too young to be told the reality of his condition – for which there is no cure.
His distraught parents have visited almost all the hospitals in New Delhi and have returned without any help.
KTS is a rare genetic condition which affects the development of blood vessels, soft tissues and bones.