Living with Werewolf Syndrome

Posted: 9th February 2012 by Absurd Stories in People
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In an incredible twist of fate three indian sisters are affected by one of the strangest medical conditions in the world, only affecting one billion individuals.

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

The three sisters Savita, 23, Monisha, 18, and 16-year-old Savitri Sangli, the girls live in a village near Pune, they contracted the hypertrichosis universalis disorder from their father.

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

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

The sisters use 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 specialised treatment.

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