A new mother gave birth to a beautiful baby boy with a head full of extraordinary hair. A baby boy named Bence was born in a hospital under normal circumstances. He was prompt in his arrival, as expected, and with little surprises throughout labor. But it wasn’t long before his doctor noticed he was not a typical baby, according to news reports.
It was not Bence’s weight that shocked the doctor — he was born at a slightly above average weight of nearly 12 pounds — nor did his ordinary height of 21 inches surprise anyone.
It was the striking white hair that covered his tiny head that makes him different.
His magnificent white hair earned him the nickname “Prince Charming” in the nursing ward. His doctor, Dr. Zoltan Kummer, believes the unique head of icy hair is not a sign of illness, nor is it a symptom of prenatal stress. He took into consideration that it could be albinism, a genetic mutation affecting skin, hair and eye color.
According to the Mayo Clinic:
“Albinism includes a group of inherited disorders that are characterized by little or no production of the pigment melanin. The type and amount of melanin your body produces determines the color of your skin, hair and eyes.”
Bence’s doctor concluded that while melanin pigment may be missing in the baby’s hair, there is no sign of any other shortage of pigment on the boy’s body that would determine the cause of his white hair to be albinism.
The newborn’s extraordinary hair, while earning him great attention among his nurses, is expected to get darker as he grows. Kummer presumes the situation is isolated in the area and is likely a temporary pigment shortage.
Following his emergence into this bright and new world, Prince Charming underwent a series of routine test, which all came out as normal.
To be sure there are no other causes to the pigment deficiency, AmoMama reports doctors in Romania are conducting additional tests from blood work drawn at the hospital.
All in all, the healthy baby is expected to return to a typical newborn routine.
Bence’s mother seemed to be under great stress following the labor, with no time to relax, due to the fact that a college exam was coming up. She is not only a student and a mother, but also stated that she works, too.