Living with Werewolf Syndrome

Posted: 9th February 2012 by Absurd Stories in People
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In an incredible twist of fate three sisters are affected by one of the rarest medical conditions in the world, only affecting one billion individuals.

The Sangli sisters are suffering from a rare genetic disorder referred to as werewolf disease – this is where they are completely covered from their head to toe in thick and often black hair.

Named Savita, 23, Monisha, 18, and 16-year-old Savitri Sangli, who live in a small village near Pune, they contracted the hypertrichosis universalis disorder from their dad.

The Medical term Hypertrichosis universalis is a unusual genetic mutation, in which cells that normally slow down hair growth in unusual areas, for example the eyelids and forehead, are left turned on.

Unfortunately the girls have abnormal hair growth on their faces, which affects their eyebrows, nose and giving them a beard.

To combat the problem the sisters partake in hair removal cream to keep their condition under wraps on a very temporary basis.

It is possible to have laser surgery for Rs 3,50,000, but the family is not wealthy enough to afford the specialised treatment.

The mother Anita Sambhaji Raut has six daughters in total with three of them having werewolf syndrome.