A doctor at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi has offered hope to Jerly Lyngdoh, a 26-year-old man from Meghalaya who has the body and mind of a two-year-old.
Lyngdoh’s medical condition was highlighted by the Hindustan Times on April 10.
Dr Rajesh Khadgawat, assistant professor in the department of endocrinology and metabolism, identified Lyngdoh’s condition as hypopituitarism, or an underactive pituitary gland and said he would treat him. Pituitary gland secretes growth hormones. Lyngdoh weighs 10 kg and measures 84 cm. The only thing he shares with an adult are his teeth. All his six siblings have no disability.
The doctor said it was a complex problem, but they had successfully treated a number of patients. Dr Khadgawat said he would try and arrange for donations to foot Lyngdoh’s medical bill.
Uday Foundation, a Delhi-based NGO, has offered to provide accommodation to the family.