A 10-year-old British boy named after him for a rare genetic disease with kidneys growing on his thighs

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 A 10-year-old British boy named after him for a rare genetic disease with kidneys growing on his thighs


A boy has been diagnosed as the only person in the world suffering from this genetic disease, which causes his kidneys to grow on his legs.

Hamish Robinson, a 10-year-old from Manchester, has a heterotopic kidney - about one in 900 people suffers from the disease, according to data.

However, he is believed to be the only person in the world who lacks chromosome 7p22.1, which results in abnormal kidney location.

Doctors have named this genetic defect Hamish syndrome.

Although the kidney is located at the top of his right thigh, it is functioning normally.

However, his mother, Kay Robinson, 48, claimed that she was told that his life could be threatened at any time because no one knows what will happen.

Hereditary defects cause Hamishs kidneys to grow in the wrong place, as well as other problems, such as the fact that he has only one ear to hear.

He also suffers from severe asthma, spinal problems and learning difficulties. Because of this unique condition, he needs a voice computer to speak.

Source: Responsible Editor of Beiqing Net: Shi Jianlei_NBJ11331