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Case 53/Picture 55 (04.01.2017.)

CLOVES syndrome

PICS BY JONI GATLIN / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Here is adorbable little Madison who has been nicknamed baby hulk after her condition CLOVES which has caused her upper torso arms and more to swell) - An adorable tot has been dubbed the baby Hulk due to awatermelon-sized tumour and swellingthat make her look like a bodybuilder.Madison Gatlin, from Crestview in Florida, USA, was born with CLOVES that causes lymphatic fluid to swell beneath her arms and chest.The ultra-rare condition, caused by a gene mutation, affects only 200 people worldwide.Doctors first spotted unusual fluid during an ultrasound at 15-weeks and believe the little girl is lucky to be alive.Since her birth, the swelling around her upper torso and arms have continued to grow and is estimated to weigh 5lbs - the same weightas a bag of sugar.Her parents have nicknamed her Baby Hulk for her muscular appearance.Eighteen-month-old Madison is considered to be a medical miracle after defying death and the doctors who predicted she would never be able to sit-up, stand or walk. - SEE CATERS COPY

PICS BY JONI GATLIN / CATERS NEWS – (PICTURED: Here is adorbable little Madison who has been nicknamed baby hulk after her condition CLOVES which has caused her upper torso arms and more to swell) – An adorable tot has been dubbed the baby Hulk due to awatermelon-sized tumour and swellingthat make her look like a bodybuilder.Madison Gatlin, from Crestview in Florida, USA, was born with CLOVES that causes lymphatic fluid to swell beneath her arms and chest.The ultra-rare condition, caused by a gene mutation, affects only 200 people worldwide.Doctors first spotted unusual fluid during an ultrasound at 15-weeks and believe the little girl is lucky to be alive. Since her birth, the swelling around her upper torso and arms have continued to grow and is estimated to weigh 5lbs – the same weightas a bag of sugar.Her parents have nicknamed her Baby Hulk for her muscular appearance.Eighteen-month-old Madison is considered to be a medical miracle after defying death and the doctors who predicted she would never be able to sit-up, stand or walk. – SEE CATERS COPY

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CLOVES Syndrome stands for Congenital, Lipomatous, Overgrowth, Vascular Malformations, Epidermal Nevi and Spinal/Skeletal Anomalies and/or Scoliosis and was identified simultaneously and independently by Saap et al. and Alomari.

CLOVES Syndrome has been diagnosed in about two hundred people so far.

CLOVES awareness day is 3 August.

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