Introduction: What is Benjamin Button Disease?
Babies with Benjamin Button Disease (BBD) are born looking like they’re 80 years old. Some babies with BBD were found in the 1930s in the United States.
Benjamin Button is a 2008 American fantasy drama movie directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt as a man who ages in reverse. In the movie, Benjamin Button has Benjamin Button Disease. In the real world, this disease does not exist.
In the movie, it was a rare genetic disorder that aged the patient in reverse from birth to death. The disease was developed by Dr. Thomas Leonard for his daughter Caroline’s fictional book “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”.
Symptoms of the Illness that are Usually Misdiagnosed
This section will talk about the strange symptoms of benjamin button’s disease. The disease is a rare and deadly disorder and it is usually misdiagnosed and mistreated. It can’t be seen with an x-ray or CT scan and the symptoms that are usually misunderstood.
The first symptom of this illness that we will talk about is that the patient’s body will start to look older in reverse. They’ll have wrinkles, gray hair, dry skin, patches of baldness in their scalp, etc.
The second symptom is that patients might experience loss of sensation in their extremities which could lead to them not being able to feel when they are burned or cut by something sharp because they don’t feel anything.
Symptoms of BBD include:
-small body size
-wrinkles on the skin
-hair loss, usually starting in infancy or early childhood
How to Treat a Baby With Benjamin Button Disease?
We will discuss the Benjamin Button Disease and it’s treatment.
The treatment for Benjamin Button disease is similar to other types of leukemia. Your doctor will probably give your baby a “cocktail” of drugs to try and kill the cancer cells in his or her bone marrow. Treatment can last anywhere from 3-6 months and it might be combined with other treatments like chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
How to Prevent Your Child from Getting this Disease
Benjamin Button Disease (BBD) is a rare genetic disease. It is also known as progeria. I read an article written by Dr. Dominic Willcox, who specializes in the treatment of this disease. Here listed five ways to prevent your child from getting this disease:
1) Plan for the future
2) Be aware of the symptoms
3) Talk to your doctor about genetic testing
4) Keep your child’s weight down
5) Eat a healthy diet
Conclusion: The Hope for a Cure for this Rare Benjamin Button Disease
Conclusion: The Benjamin Button disease may have been cured in the future with gene therapy or other treatments.