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Canadian toddler baffles doctor with mystery illness

He’s the little boy who’s allergic to life.

Deagan Clavette suffers from dozens of allergies that has left him unable to leave his room.

Simply stepping outdoors leaves him unable to breathe and he has even lost consciousness and gone into shock, reported ABC 7 News.

Now, his desperate parents are appealing for expert help to allow their 1-year-old son live a normal life.

Deagan Clavette suffers from dozens of allergies that has left him unable to leave his room.ABC 7

Deagan Clavette suffers from dozens of allergies that has left him unable to leave his room.

“He’s basically a bubble boy,” mom Jennifer Tregidgo-Clavette said.

The toddler has lived inside the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, Canada, for 15 months, and just leaving his room requires a life-saving kit.

Although he has been treated for a rare mast cell disease, he has suffered a series of extreme random reactions that have left him living inside the hospital.

"He's basically a bubble boy," mom Jennifer Tregidgo-Clavette said.ABC 7

“He’s basically a bubble boy,” mom Jennifer Tregidgo-Clavette said.

He requires constant round-the-clock care and once needed 7 EpiPens in just 24 hours to survive.

Experts across Canada say they cannot explain his condition and are now calling on the National Institute of Health, which specializes in the discovery of new diseases, for help.

“We know how to deal with allergies – it’s the other type of reactions where we don’t exactly know what to do for him,” Isabelle Chapados, one of Deagan’s primary physicians.

The toddler has lived inside the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Canada, for 15 months.ABC 7

The toddler has lived inside the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, Canada, for 15 months.

“It’s not allergic. It’s another type of reaction that we have never been able to pinpoint and that makes his life very unpredictable.”

Doctors have so far confirmed that he has 25 allergies, including carrot and sweet potato, and other substances such as latex, detergents and scents.

He is fed a diet of amino acids through a tube that goes directly into his gut.

His desperate family have now set up a GoFundMe campaign to help with their existing bills as they struggle to pay for their little boy’s treatment, reported CBC News.

“Deagan will not survive without a diagnosis. Pray to God something comes out of this,” Tregidgo-Clavette added. 

lhanna@nydailynews.com

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