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 afflicted by one of the most unusual medical conditions in the world, only affecting one billion individuals.

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

Named Savita, 23, Monisha, 18, and 16-year-old Savitri Sangli, they reside in a village near Pune, they contracted the hypertrichosis universalis disorder from their genetic father.

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

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

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 rich enough to afford the specialised treatment.

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