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 most unusual condition in the world, only affecting one billion individuals.

Three Sangli sisters are suffering from a rare genetic disorder referred to as werewolf disease – whereby 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, they reside in a village near Pune, they were passed down the hypertrichosis universalis disorder from their father.

The Medical term Hypertrichosis universalis is a genetic mutation, by which cells that normally turn off hair growth in uncommon areas, such as the eyelids and forehead, are left turned on.

The girls have excessive hair growth on their faces, affecting 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.

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.