, NYAHURURU, Kenya, Oct 14 – Residents of Ndunduri village in Nyandarua County are in shock after a woman gave birth to a baby boy with 28 teeth.
The news quickly spread that Martha Muthoni, 30, had safely delivered a bouncing baby boy named James Mwangi. The mother of four was alone at home at the time of delivery.
According to a local clinical officer at the Ndunduri Dispensary, Peter Mumero, the woman was brought to the health facility by neighbours after they learnt of the news that she had delivered without complications but to their astonishment delivered an in infant with teeth.
The officer referred the mother and her son to Nakuru Provincial general Hospital for specialised treatment.
One Brazilian study in 1998 showed natal teeth were more common among girls.
Experts are still baffled as to what causes the anomaly but they say hereditary or family patterns do play a part.