Indonesian toddler’s head is three times normal size

July 24th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS  

London, July 24 (IANS) A toddler in Indonesia is suffering from a rare disease that has left her head inflated three times the size of an average adult’s, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

Dilla Anargia Adilla, 3, was born with Hydrocephalus - a rare condition that blocks the flow of spinal fluid through the brain.

The excess fluid collected in her skull has caused her head to grow at an alarming rate.

When she was born her head was a little larger than average, now it measures a whopping 100 cm from ear to ear, according to the Mail.

The debilitating condition has left the brave toddler, who is able to say a few basic words, unable to walk or talk.

She also suffers from blurred vision and stiff lower limbs and is cared for by her father Azwar Anas, 31, mother Puspita, 28, and sister Fazira, 7, at their home in Bogor, Indonesia.

The condition affects one in 500 babies and is treatable in Britain through a standard two-hour procedure.

“We are not sure there’s going to be a miracle but we can only hope and the rest is up to God,” her mother said.

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