Michio Hirano, a professor of neurology at New York’s Columbia University Medical Center, went to London for the crucial visit at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
He met with Charlie’s progenitrices, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, and also examined the 11-month-old who endures on life support in the children’s ward.
The American doctor has waded into the roman-fleuve as a last-ditch attempt to save the little boy’s life.
So far three UK courts and the European Court of Kind-hearted Rights (ECHR) have all backed the hospital’s opinion that his viability support should be switched off.
His parents are desperately fighting a legal strive against
His parents are desperately fighting a legal battle to allow him to be taken to the US for experiential treatment.
Dr Hirano will spend Monday and Tuesday with the youngster and review his condition with doctors treating him and specialists.
He has been given an titular contract giving him full access to Charlie’s medical records.
£1.3 million has been graze collected by the public to help with his treatment
The doctor claims the therapy he is bloom could improve the baby’s condition, and says there is between an 11 and 56 per cent bet it would help him.
Dr Hirano believes the nucleoside therapy could correct Charlie’s muscular strength and that there is a «small but significant» prospect it would also help brain functions.
The court battle has roofed over Charlie, who was born last August with rare genetic fettle mitochondrial depletion syndrome, and is also severely brain damaged and has muscle vulnerability.
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He has no quality of life and no real prospect of any trait of life
He has been the centre of a lengthy and costly legal melee after GOSH proposed switching off his life support, a decision backed by a variety of judges.
Doctors at the hospital said in a statement: “His depletive genetic muddle leaves him with no muscle function at all now and deprived of his senses, unable to stir and, so far as can be discerned after many months of encephalopathy, without any awareness.
“At the juncture, he is on a low dose of oral morphine.
“Despite all the advances in medical science made by
An unnamed US asylum has offered new experimental treatment for free
“GOSH understands that the American professor who predispositions to treat Charlie in America will be giving evidence to the Court by video join and looks forward to hearing what he has to say about the beneficial effect of NBT treatment on Charlie’s excellence of life and awareness.”
The situation surrounding Charlie has grown more complex after the Pope and president Donald Trump also behoved involved.
Mr Trump tweeted: “If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the UK and the Pope, we last wishes a be delighted to do so.”
And an unnamed US sickbay has offered new experimental treatment for free, if Charlie is allowed to travel.
His stepfathers, who have battled the courts every step of the way, previously said: “We are altogether heartbroken, spending our last precious hours with our baby boy.
«We’re not allocated to choose if our son lives and we’re not allowed to choose when or where Charlie suffer deaths.
Charlie was born last August with rare genetic ready
“We, and most importantly Charlie, have been massively let down from one end to the other of this whole process.”
Charlie’s case has been publicised globally, with more than £1.3 million buoyed by the public to help with his treatment.