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Doctors drain fluid from Indian baby's swollen head

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Indian doctors on Friday began draining excess fluid from the head of a baby suffering from a rare disorder that caused her skull to swell to nearly double its size. 

Fatima Khatun 25, kisses the head of her daughter, Roona Begum, suffering from hydrocephalus, in which cerebrospinal fluid builds up in the brain.

Roona Begum, who was born with hydrocephalus, a condition that results in a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid on the brain, was found earlier this month living with her parents who are too poor to pay for life-saving treatment.

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