Living with Werewolf Syndrome

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

Three Sangli sisters are suffering from a rare genetic disorder referred to as werewolf disease – where they are completely covered from 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.

Hypertrichosis universalis is a genetic mutation, by which cells that normally turn off hair growth in unusual areas, for example the eyelids and forehead, are left fully functioning.

The girls have abnormal hair growth on their faces, affecting their eyebrows, nose and portrays 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.

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