Baby with devastating skin disease saved by 20-hour blood transfusions

February 13, 2015 2:16 PM

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Baby with devastating skin disease saved by 20-hour blood transfusions

An 18-month-old baby in China was in critical condition due to a skin wasting disease, but he survived thanks to a month of almost non-stop blood transfusions for up to 20 hours a day, Central European News (CEN) reported.

Wan Junhao suffers from toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), which affects less than one in a million people. His parents rushed him to the hospital when his skin started turning black and falling off.

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