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Born with a Tail

Updated: Jul 1, 2021

Author: Nikki Jiang

Editors: Angela Lin and Peggy Yang

Artist: Kaitlyn Stanton

Did you know that there was such a thing as Mermaid syndrome? Well, Mermaid syndrome, also called sirenomelia, is a rare condition where a newborn’s legs are fused, resembling a mermaid tail. Continue reading to find out more about this syndrome!

Mermaid syndrome (sirenomelia) is a rare condition where a newborn’s legs are fused, resembling a mermaid tail. This syndrome affects internal organs and the spine, causing many other health issues and is often fatal at birth. As researchers and doctors learn more about this syndrome, more advancements will be made to increase the life expectancy of this syndrome but there is still very little we know about it.

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