Chinese boy born with 31 fingers and toes

Chinese boy born with 31 fingers and toes

Chinese boy born with 31 fingers and toes

Written by Staff Writer

05 May, 2016 | 5:40 pm

Well it all happens rarely, meet Hong Hong. He’s almost four months old, lives in China and has 15 fingers and 16 toes.

The little boy was born in January with 31 fingers and toes in Pingjiang County in Hunan province. He also has two palms on each hand and no thumbs.

Hong Hong has been diagnosed with polydactylism by doctors, a congenital condition that happens in humans, dogs and cats, giving them extra fingers and toes. Polydactyly is a pretty common condition, affecting about one in every 1,000 live births, according to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

However on a positive note the extra digits are removed surgically and Hong Hong’s parents are trying to raise enough money so their son can undergo the life-changing operation.

At the moment, Hong Hong is too young to undergo surgery, said the infant’s father, Zou Chenglin. However, in the meantime his parents are seeking medical advice on how to treat their son.

 

Article originally appeared on CNN 

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