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 rarest medical conditions in the world, affecting just one in a billion.

The Sangli sisters are suffering from a very unusual genetic disorder referred to as werewolf disease – 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, they reside 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, in which cells that normally slow down hair growth in unusual areas, like the eyelids and forehead, are left fully functioning.

Unfortunately the girls have abnormal 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 wealthy enough to afford the specialised treatment.

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