2nd `Fish Baby` Born Within One Month in Turkey

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in Weird

It"s called congenital ichthyosis, a rare chromosomal abnormality. What"s in the water in Turkey?
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Female 53
I thought it meant inside a turkey of the animal variety.

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Male 1
Its a ZOMBIE!!! this is how it starts in movies noone thinks its a zombie but it is! quarantine both of them before its to late.
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Female 28
poor little baby.
thats proof enough for me that there definatly is no god.
>n<,,
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Female 327
That poor child. I feel so bad for it. It looks like it is in pain.
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Male 56
Why can`t I look at it? I feel so bad.
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Male 110
can you say (or spell) harlequin?
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Male 603
That is pretty much as sad as anything gets. I feel so terribly bad for this baby and baby`s family.
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Male 374
I thought this was the harlequinthinger, not a fish baby.
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Female 186
Ew! Kill it.

Yeah, I`m that cruel. =]

- DeShea, Bassist of Jessica Seven

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Male 1,182
oh lord kill it
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Male 1,718
Come on!!!! Fish baby. They should take it to some secret facility and train it for SAS missions. Then again the code-name fish boy is quite off putting
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Male 29
Well bacteria causes Harlequin disease, so I would suggest not touching the water. But then again, the reason why the water is this way; is because there are people washing, drinking, pissing, pooting, even putting dead bodies in that water- all at the same time. So, perhaps, these people need a better understanding of bacteria and what not to do.
Poor child. I hope the baby does not survive, for the sake of their own sanity- "normal" children can be so cruel.
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Male 55
What`s in the water?


Fish babies, apparently.

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Male 2,855
the new michael phelps
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Female 1,984
"Poor baby. Pray for them."

What the hell will that do?

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Male 503
wtf is all over it? i must have missed the first fish baby?
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Female 2,927
poor little thing. that looks painful.
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Male 117
Can anyone transalte that?
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Male 476
Poor baby. Pray for them.
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Male 239
that poor child. It is killing me imagining the pain that baby is in. This is horrible.
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Female 281
Wow...
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Male 2,582
I didn`t have my sound on when I watched it but I could hear it saying, "kill me...kiiill meee", over and over in my mind.
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Female 6
aww poor babies. i pray that they aren`t in pain.
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Female 513
The condition is called congenital ichthyosis and yes is a rare abnormality HOWEVER, it appears to be most common when the FATHER has a history of psoriasis. And by psoriasis, I don`t mean 1 or 2 small patches, but severe psoriasis or a family history of psoriasis.

Most Harlequin`s don`t live to birth and those that do, usually do not live long due to a) extreme pain b) dehydration, c) bleeding.

There are a few cases of people born with this that do survive, but the majority do not. It is a very rare abnormality.

If I knew my baby was going to end up like this - I`d abort. For sure.

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Female 102
Awwwww. I feel SO bad for the parents, cause what if he dies, AND, I can only IMAGINE what kids would say, hopefully they wouldnt be THAT cruel
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Male 848
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Female 72
I`ve got something for babies born with harlequin ichtyosis... Ever since I found out what it really was 2 summers ago, everytime a baby is born, I thank God they weren`t born with H.I.... I can barely look at videos of babies with the disorder... but feel as though I shouldn`t just turn it off... But it does make me cry to watch it...
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Male 548
whoa.
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Male 9,305
Opie: There was a French woman who made the same argument. She was in dire pain, and she asked doctor after doctor to help her die, but they all said no. So she took matters into her own hands.

The real sad part was that it took her death to really start stirring up change. But I forget if they really did change the law or not.

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Male 9,305
Looked as if the skin was of dry and cracked earth...
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Female 627
:( poor thing
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Female 33
Harlequin Ichyosis.
Theres this dude who has it and is still alive and does triathalons.
Effing traithalons!
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Male 2
the lady`s saying that this is caused by the married couple being related..... kinda like what would happen if you were to go after your sister...
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Male 740
thats sad
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Female 1,441
Davymind is clearly out to get me today -_-
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Female 194
Damn, I feel guilty for having the nickname `Harlequin` now... *cries*
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Female 710
Grizzz, I`d much rather have that fish baby than the baby with the cracking skin. It`s very cute.
I`d be depressed if I had one of these cracking skin babies.
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Male 287
that looks to me like the single most painful disease in the world. I looked up an article and the only real treatment is Isotretinoin, also known as Accutane the strongest acne medication availible. There is actually a full grown man with the disease who became a triathlete.
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Female 419
Omg that poor baby.
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Male 1,556
I wonder what it tastes like?
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Male 80
it just looks like a doll...
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Female 15,763
Clever, I think if we`re allowed to kill animals who are suffering and we know will suffer right up to their death, then humans should be allowed to get that treatment too. I never understood why doctor assisted suicide is such a bad thing.

And I kind of thought calling the baby a fish baby was a little... insensitive? No, then I sound like a hippie. Mean? Weird? Yeah, weird.

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Male 1,140
wasnt there a video on here a couple years ago about some baby who was all slimy and freaky looking
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Male 17,511
These babies rarely live very long.
Very disturbing genetic deformity.
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Female 168
i hate babies so I`m cool with this.
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Male 3,255
Well that`s where it gets touchy clever-chan, look on page 1 at what andrewgaynor said. What if they had been euthanized? Better or worse? poo I don`t know.

This would be so much easier if I believed in god. Cause then I could just say; "All in all it`s ok, because they go to heaven and everything is nice for them!" but I don`t believe that. Death is SOOOOO much worse to me now.

Why oh why didn`t I take the blue pill...

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Male 1,270
So wait...god exists, right?
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Female 374
how horrible :( i hope that baby has a good life :P

and for all those jerks who make fun of the baby, prepare to be slapped

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Male 3,255
Lets hurry up with the gene manipulation science and make this a think of the past, PLEASE... poor drating kids.
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Male 4,867
yh i agree with u entirely chan.
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Female 345
^PandaCookies- No, at least not in the US. Euthanizing is considered murder still. Personally I think it`s BS, Who gave the government the right to tell people whether or not they can live or die? I think that there should be paperwork and a process to it, but the option should be available to aware, adults.
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Female 1,142
It looks like a sculpture that someone broke and then tried to put back together.
The poor family.
I`m not sure what`s worse; losing your baby to that, or having it survive. :(
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Female 118
Thats so sad T_T i love babies.

During cases like these were babies are born with some horrible disease are you allowed to have them euthanized so they dont have to suffer?

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Male 12,138
^^ Phobia of fish? You`ll enjoy this one then...

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Male 395
Caused by inbreeding!
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Female 465
Mine is cuter
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Female 465
This is what I found googling fish baby:

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Female 1,441
Oh my goodness stop posting fish pictures! I`ve got a terrible phobia of fish...
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Male 12,138
^^ Very awesome, Grizzz. Very.
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Male 306
Grizzzzzzzzz: That`s awesome! It`s funny how it tries to harm the hand by puffing up, but it`s not mature enough to have quills or whatever they`re called when they`re on a fish.
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Female 465
Is that little guy a baby puffer fish?
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Male 370
aw I want one grizz! freakin sweet lookin!
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Female 465
I swear I am not an insensitive b*tch, which some may think I am based on my comment above.
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Male 489
i typed in `fish baby` in google

how awesome is that!

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Male 370
oh and a couple in england have two kids, both harlequin babys. Ones like 18 or something and ther others a little younger and they elad pretty normal lives with friends and all. The 18 year old has to get up at 5 in the morning though and bath herself in water and cover herself in moisturiser if she wants to make it to college in time for 8-9 am. THey were on the jeremy kyle show last week. such a little trooper *sniff*
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Female 1,441
I feel terrible for that poor baby now =[

It`s so disturbing.

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Male 306
O btw, this is OT, but Fancylad, it`s pretty obvious that ur name is Michael, from your avatar =] Try better next time with the blurring ;-)
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Male 370
A harlequin baby is trainign to be an olympic swimmer. Cant rmember his name.

One of my neighbours had a harlequin baby but she didn`t live very long. Poor guys. :(

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Male 306
BlackiPod I believe it`s "susceptible"
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Male 185
This made me so sad... especially since I just had a baby, so I know how delicate they are. It would have made me cry if my baby was born like this and I couldn`t do anything about it. ;(
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Male 100
T.T
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Female 177
My god, that poor baby. Thats really upset me :[
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Male 1,244
Sorry about the whole dummies thing... I didnt mean it...
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Male 179
:-( aww poor baby, make me think just how lucky i am to be like i am..
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Female 75
T_T i googled it and got some info on it...imo, it`ll be more merciful just to let the poor thing go.
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Male 1,894
|-( h, that is sad. Fancy now you made me sad. |-(
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Male 1,244
Harlequin Ichthyosis*

keratin*

prevalent*

ceptable?*

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Male 306
Yeah I`m with BlackiPod. That doesn`t look like a "fish baby" more like a baby with cracked skin.
Before I saw this vid I was in an OK mood. Now I`m sad =[ When that lady started talking I was waiting for a translation. I was disappointed.
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Female 1,545
Oh those poor babies. They don`t live long, and they`re in terrible agony because like BlackiPod said, their skin is cracking.

I can`t even watch this video... :(

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Female 143
Aww.

This is a baby with a rare disease called Harlequin baby. Look it up...it`s disturbing. D:
Especially if you have a kid or something.

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Male 1,244
You dummies - its called Harlequin Icthyosis. The carotin in the babies skin is too prevelent making it rock hard and septable to cracking. Sorry if there are any mis spelled words, i typed it fast
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Female 465
It`s aquaman`s love child!
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Male 20,909
Link: 2nd `Fish Baby` Born Within One Month in Turkey [Rate Link] - It`s called congenital ichthyosis, a rare chromosomal abnormality. What`s in the water in Turkey?
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