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 rarest condition in the world, only affecting one billion individuals.

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 hair.

Named Savita, 23, Monisha, 18, and 16-year-old Savitri Sangli, who live in a small village near Pune, it is believed they inherited the hypertrichosis universalis disorder from their dad.

Hypertrichosis universalis is a genetic mutation, whereby cells that normally slow down hair growth in uncommon areas, like the eyelids and forehead, are left turned on.

Unfortunately 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 control on a short term 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 six daughters in total with three of them having werewolf syndrome.