Living with Werewolf Syndrome

Posted: 9th February 2012 by Absurd Stories in People
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It does not get more unusual that this three indian sisters are afflicted by one of the most unusual condition in the world, only affecting one billion individuals.

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

The three sisters Savita, 23, Monisha, 18, and 16-year-old Savitri Sangli, who live in a small village near Pune, doctors believe 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 unusual areas, such as the eyelids and forehead, are left switched on.

Unfortunately the girls have abnormal hair growth on their faces, affecting 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 rich enough to afford the expensive treatment.

The mother Anita Sambhaji Raut has 6 daughters in total with three of them having werewolf syndrome.