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IN People ON 31 Jan, 2016
Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis is a rare genetic skin disorder that causes wart-like lesions to grow on the hands and feet, which look incredibly like the branches and bark of a tree. Abul Bajandar, a 25-year-old Bangladeshi man, has been suffering from this disorder for the past seven years and has been nicknamed the tree-man for his appearance.
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25-year-old Abul Bajandar, from Khulna, Bangladesh, has been suffering from a rare skin disorder called Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis since seven years.
The condition causes wart-like lesions to grow on the hands and feet and look incredibly like the branches and bark of a tree.
Doctors at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital have formed a board of experts to decide on the course of action that needs to be taken to cure the inherited disease.
Previously, it was thought that he would need two surgeries every year to remove the unwanted growths from his body. However, his condition has only been worsening over time.
Abul Bajandar lying on the hospital bed, waiting for the doctor.
A panel of experts has been formed to look into this intriguing case of skin disorder.
Bajandar has been suffering from this condition for a well over seven years.
He has been shunned by society and is unable to work due to this condition. However, a flood of voluntary financial aid came to his rescue once his condition was publicized.