Manpreet Singh has not grown since he was less than a year old
A 23-year-old man has not grown since he was a baby – and medics are still baffled by the medical condition he suffers from.
Manpreet Singh has been branded the ‘pint sized man’ by his neighbours, as he has to be carried around like a toddler by his aunt.
It is not known why Manpreet, from Punjab in India, stopped growing before he could walk or talk.
He was a healthy baby when he was born in 1995, but is now completely dependent on his aunt, Lakhwinder Kaur, 42.
Doctors initially told his father Jagtar, 50, a small-time farmer, that he would start growing again.
But when that didn’t happen, the doctors suggested that it could be a hormone disorder.
Manpreet Singh, 23, is trapped in the body of an 11-month-old toddler (Image: Newslions Media / mediadrumworld)
Manpreet Singh is 23 years old, but is trapped in the body of a toddler (Image: Newslions Media / mediadrumworld)
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Manpreet has one sister, Jaspreet who has just turned 17 and a brother Mangaldeep. Both of them are physically and mentally developed.
MK Bhadu, a medical officer at a state-run facility at Hisar, said: “The patient’s growth stopped due to some hormonal imbalance.
“A child begins to develop mentally and physically from the age of three. If his body is not developing, the parents should take him to a better medical facility and get him treated.”
Scientists, however, believe Manpreet could have Laron Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that is believed to have affected just 300 people across the globe.
A crowdfunding page has been launched to help support his medical treatment.
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