Living with Werewolf Syndrome

Posted: 9th February 2012 by Absurd Stories in People
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In an incredible twist of fate 3 indian sisters are afflicted by one of the most unusual medical conditions in the world, affecting just one in a billion.

The Sangli sisters are suffering from a very unusual genetic disorder commonly know as werewolf syndrome – whereby they are completely covered from head to toe in very thick hair.

The three sisters Savita, 23, Monisha, 18, and 16-year-old Savitri Sangli, they reside in a village near Pune, it is believed they were passed down the hypertrichosis universalis disorder from their dad.

Hypertrichosis universalis is a unusual genetic mutation, in which cells that normally switch off hair growth in uncommon areas, like the eyelids and forehead, are left turned on.

The girls have excessive hair growth on their faces, which affects their eyebrows, nose and giving them a beard.

To combat the problem the sisters use hair removal cream to keep their condition under control on a very temporary basis.

The cost of a laser surgery is around Rs 3,50,000, but the family is not wealthy enough to afford the expensive treatment.

The girl's mother Anita Sambhaji Raut has 6 daughters in total with 3 of them living with werewolf syndrome.