Living with Werewolf Syndrome

Posted: 9th February 2012 by Absurd Stories in People
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As strange as it sounds three indian sisters are affected by one of the strangest medical conditions in the world, affecting just one in a billion.

The Sangli sisters are suffering from a very unusual genetic disorder known as werewolf syndrome – this is where they are covered from head to toe in thick and often black hair.

The three sisters Savita, 23, Monisha, 18, and 16-year-old Savitri Sangli, the girls live in a village near Pune, doctors believe they inherited the hypertrichosis universalis disorder from their genetic father.

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

Unfortunately 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 partake in hair removal cream to keep their condition under control on a short term basis.

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

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