A thirteen-year-old boy has been undergoing treatment at the capital's Dr Sirajul Islam Medical College and Hospital (DSIMCH) with a rare disease, primarily diagnosed as WILD syndrome.
Abbas Sheikh, son of Razzaq Sheikh, a mason from Rajoir in Madaripur, was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Monday when Dr Samanta Lal Sen -- chief coordinator of all burn projects across the country -- visited him along with a visiting team of physicians from Singapore.
The boy, having symptoms of swelling accompanied by warts, especially on his right leg and right arm, had to stop going to school in 2014 due to difficulty in movement.
Dr Samanta Lal Sen told The Daily Star that from the symptoms they speculate the disease to be WILD syndrome and further diagnostics need to be conducted on the patient.
The boy might have to undergo multiple surgeries before making a full recovery, he added.
WILD stands for warts, immunodeficiency, lymphedema and dysplasia.
Earlier, A 13-member medical board led by Maj Gen Prof MA Baqui at DSIMCH said they primarily suspect that Abbas is suffering from WILD syndrome and further examination is necessary to confirm the diagnosis.
Abbas' father Razzaq said they first started noticing the symptoms when his son was 11 months old.
He at the time took Abbas to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) where doctors told him that they could not operate on the boy at such a tender age.
MA Aziz of DSIMCH found out about Abbas' condition from the media and made all arrangements for his examination and treatment at the hospital free of charge. Abbas has been admitted to the hospital since February 21.