Living with Werewolf Syndrome

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

The Sangli sisters are suffering from a rare genetic disorder referred to as werewolf syndrome – this is where they are covered from their head to toe in thick hair.

The three sisters Savita, 23, Monisha, 18, and 16-year-old Savitri Sangli, they reside in a village near Pune, it is believed they inherited the hypertrichosis universalis disorder from their genetic father.

Hypertrichosis universalis is a unusual genetic mutation, whereby cells that normally turn off hair growth in uncommon areas, for example the eyelids and forehead, are left fully functioning.

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

To combat the problem the sisters partake in hair removal cream to keep their condition under control 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 six daughters in total with three of them having werewolf syndrome.