Friday, 16 November 2007

Tree Man

This is quite shocking and you have to feel sorry for the poor guy.
SOURCE

Dede, now 35, baffled medical experts when warty "roots" began growing out of his arms and feet after he cut his knee in a teenage accident.

Dede's problem is that he has a rare genetic fault that impedes his immune system, meaning his body is unable to contain the warts.
The virus was therefore able to "hijack the cellular machinery of his skin cells", ordering them to produce massive amounts of the substance that caused the tree-like growths known as "cutaneous horns" on his hands and feet.





Bloody hell... makes my Psyiosis seem insignificant.

9 gems of wisdom:

T&A said...

Tell me again how god made us perfect in his own image?
Pretty cruel for him to give this to this fellow if you ask me...

That was amazing! I've never seen anything like it!
I'll be a lot less self conscious about my eczema!

Protium said...

t&a: It's quite shocking. It could almost be from a sci fi movie. Poor bugger.

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

Thanks mate - and I'd just eaten too.

Thump Thump Eyes said...

What a life he must be leading, surely somebody in the world can help him.

Its good that he's getting publicity...here's hoping something good happens for this poor guy!

Joe said...

That's someone sure getting the raw deal in life.
Oh, and you're tagged. Come by my blog and have a gander.

Protium said...

Sean: Hope ya didn't chunder mate :)

TTEyes: I read an American doctor claims he can be largely cleared up by a daily doses of a synthetic form of Vitamin A, which has been shown to arrest the growth of warts in severe cases of Human Papilloma Virus. So he may be able to lead a semi normal life.

Joe: Wow... My first tagging... Thanks ;-)

Fiery said...

DAMMIT JOE!!!!! I wanted to Tag Protium!!!!!! ;-)

Thump Thump Eyes said...

Here's a bit more about Dede and the help he is getting...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/11/12/wtree112.xml&CMP=ILC-mostviewedbox

Thump Thump Eyes said...

Sorry, I just realised I sent the same link as Protium posted initially....duh...:-(