Lalit Patidar, 17 years old, has werewolf syndrome. Photo: Twitter
According to Sputnik, Lalit Patidar – 17 years old, living in the village of Nandleta, Madhya Pradesh state, India – was first diagnosed with a rare disorder after noticing a lot of body hair growth, unlike the others. peers. The boy’s family also has no history of such hair growth.
Patidar’s parents took him to the hospital. After examination and analysis, the doctors said that Patidar’s unusual medical condition was called Hypertrichosis, or “werewolf syndrome”. This is a type of disease caused by abnormal growth of hair and beard in areas of the human body. In the world, only 50 people have this syndrome.
Patidar shared that some of his classmates were scared when they saw his appearance. They thought that Patidar would bite him like an animal, while the other children laughed at Patidar and called him “monkey man”.
However, Patidar, who comes from a middle-class farming family, is not upset about his rare illness. Instead, he considers himself a unique, one-of-a-kind person.
“I have learned many things throughout my life’s journey. Most importantly, I realized that out of a million people, there is only one like me. You shouldn’t give up and have to live your life to the fullest, always move forward and live happily. I am different, my difference is my greatest strength and I am proud to be myself,” Patidar told Indian media.
Because this rare syndrome has no cure, Patidar’s parents are very worried about the boy’s health and future.