Half Of Girl's Body Grows Faster Than The Other Due To Rare Condition

A Little Girl Was Diagnosed With A Rare Growth Condition After Her Parents Noticed The Right-hand Side Of Her Body Was Growing Quicker Than The Left.Lilli-mai Queen, Five, Suffers From Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome (Bws), Often Characterised By Different Parts Of The Body Growing At Different Rates.First Diagnosed At 11 Months Old, Lilli-mai’s Right Leg Is Now Nearly 3cm Longer Than Her Left And She Has An Enlarged Tongue On One Side And Larger Right Arm And Hand.She Has Also Recently Overtaken Her Big Brother In Height, 


Though He Is 13 Months Older.Despite Often Falling Over While Playing And Needing Shoes In Different Sizes, It Is Believed Lilli-mai Will Eventually Grow Out Of The Condition.Her Mum Beckie Perry, 24, Said: “i Was So Scared When Lilli-mai Was First Diagnosed.Beckie Was Horrified To Learn That The Condition Also Increased Her Daughter’s Risk Of Childhood Cancer, So Lilli-mai Must Undergo A Scan Every 12 Weeks To Detect Any Cancer Cells As Early As Possible.


The Condition Is Believed To Affect Around One In 15,000 Births And Lilli-mai’s Siblings Ryleigh Queen, Six, And Willow Queen, Three, Do Not Display Any Of The Symptoms.Lilli-mai, From Blackburn, Lancs, Who Started Mainstream School Last September, Also Suffers From Night Terrors, Absence Seizures And Mild Facial Weakness.

 
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