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Indian baby with 34 fingers and toes enters Guinness record book
Akshat, a one-year-old baby from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, has entered the Guinness book of world record for having the highest number of finger and toes.

AKSHAT SAXENA from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, was born with 34 fingers and toes. The one-year-old baby has set a new world record for having the highest number of fingers and toes. Akshat’s mother Amrita Saxena said that a family friend told her about her son’s world record. The friend read on the internet about a Chinese boy with 31 digits. He shared the information with Akshat’s parents, following which the Saxena family registered the information in the Internet. The family was soon contacted by the Guinness book people, who after confirming certain documents entered Akshat’s name in the book.


It is a rare phenomenon, termed as polydactylic by doctors. It is caused due to certain defects in the bone development of the uterus. The reason behind this defect could be either developmental congenital formation or chromosomal anomalies, which is due to maternal infection or drugs. It is 100% curable, by medication if polydactyly is minimal, by surgery if normal and by plastic surgery if a major problem. Polydactylism is also known by the name of hyperdactyly. The problem also appears in dogs, and cats.
 
Although happy about the world record, Amrita wants her son to lead a normal life and is therefore decided to make him undergo proper treatment.


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