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A baby in Tanzania was born with its lower body fused together like a 'mermaid' in an ultra rare case

A baby in Tanzania was born with its lower body fused together like a 'mermaid' in an ultra rare case

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A baby in Tanzania was born with its lower body fused together like a 'mermaid' in an ultra rare case.

The newborn, who weighed just over 4.5lbs, was missing one arm and an anal opening and also had ambiguous genitalia, making it difficult to assign a sex. The infant only lived for about five minutes. 

Doctors made the diagnosis of sirenomelia, or 'mermaid syndrome,' which has only been recorded a handful of times. 

The case was noted earlier this month in a US medical journal.

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Sirenomelia is almost always fatal, with just one percent of affected infants surviving longer than one week after birth. 

The doctors treating the baby called the condition 'incompatible' with life due to 'multiple defects in critical

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