Indian baby born with 34 digits

July 26, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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ALLAHABAD, India, July 26 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records said an Indian baby born with 10 toes on each foot and seven fingers on each hand is the new record holder for largest number of digits.

Amrita Saxena of Uttar Pradesh said her 1-year-old son, Akshat Saxena, has undergone several surgeries since his birth to remove the extra digits, and doctors are planning further procedures to give him thumbs, the Press Trust of India reported Tuesday.

Saxena said her family contacted Guinness after learning about the previous record holder, a Chinese boy born with 15 fingers and 16 toes.

Akshat's condition is a genetic disorder known as polydactyly, his family said.

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