Little baby Bence was born in a hospital in Hungary and has won hearts around the world.
Both his parents and the doctors gaped when they saw the baby’s massive mane of hair. Then began the hunt to find out why little Bence had this particular hair.
Bence is the parents’ third child. Neither of the two previous children had anything close to Bence’s mane of hair when they were born. The parents thought the little boy was absolutely beautiful. They rejoiced at the new addition to the family. Bence was both healthy and well, they took lots of pictures of him and posted them on social media.
People loved the little boy with the silver hair. Soon, baby Bence was the world’s little heartthrob. But while the parents were floating on clouds, the doctors were scratching their heads. They feared there might be something seriously wrong with Bence.
The first thing that struck the doctors was that baby Bence could be suffering from the ᴅɪsᴇᴀsᴇ ᴘʀᴏɢᴇʀɪᴀ, which is similar to the ᴅɪsᴇᴀsᴇ of the boy in the popular film “Benjamin Button.” Pʀᴏɢᴇʀɪᴀ causes the body to age at record speed. But tests showed that little Bence did not have this ᴅɪsᴇᴀsᴇ.
Then the doctors moved on to investigating ᴀʟʙɪɴɪsᴍ, the ᴘɪɢᴍᴇɴᴛ ᴅɪsᴇᴀsᴇ that causes the hair, skin, and eyes to have little or no color. But that didn’t quite add up either; it seemed that Bence had good ᴘɪɢᴍᴇɴᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴ in both his skin and eyes.
Questions were also asked about whether the mother had been very sᴛʀᴇssᴇᴅ or ᴀɴxɪᴏᴜs during the pregnancy. In some cases, this can lead to the baby being born with completely white hair. But that was not the case.
Finally, the doctors came up with what they believe is the right track. Both mother and child had very low levels of vitamin B12. According to doctors, in some cases, it can produce white hair.
Doctors still aren’t quite sure why Bence was born with that particular hair. Maybe they’ll never find out. In any case, Bence is a healthy little boy, and both mother and child are doing just fine.
Now Bence is a little celebrity in his hometown. He is called the “Charming Prince.”
Sometimes, babies look remarkably different at the time of their birth. Some have a head full of hair, while some are completely bald. There’s no cause for alarm. There are other anomalies as well. Some babies are born with a complete set of teeth, although this is rare.