‘Tree Man’ Disease is Making This Bangladeshi Girl’s Chest and Hand Look Like Bark

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‘Tree Man’ Disease is Making This Bangladeshi Girl’s Chest and Hand Look Like Bark

While the other side of her body does not look affected, doctors say that the disease has spread through her entire body.

A 12-year-old girl in Bangladesh is, unfortunately, turning into a tree. Muktamoni is suffering from a rare disease in which the skin changes to grow like the bark of a tree. Images of the girl that has gone viral on the internet show shocking pictures of how her one hand has turned to look like a hand. As per reports, the Bangladeshi girl’s upper body has the tree-man disease. The right side of her chest has stretched down to her hand and has turned brown resembling a tree’s bark. The hand which is infested with parasites appears to be growing and curling up at the end making it impossible to use for daily chores. While the other side of her body does not look affected, doctors say that the disease has spread through her entire body. She is currently receiving treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

India Today quoted her father Ibrahim as saying, “There was a small boil in Mukta’s right hand three years ago which gradually spread to the entire arm and resulted in the swelling of the arm making it look like a tangled tree. From the hand, it is now moving towards her body slowly. In the last nine years, I have got her treated at different places. Seeing no progress, I have come to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. I beg blessings from all for my daughter’s recovery.” Muktamoni suffers unbearable pain in the hand which is infested by parasitic worms. Bangla girl with ‘tree man’ disease undergoes surgery

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Mukta was admitted at the Burn and Plastic Unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday. A team of doctors including eight doctors has been formed for Mukta’s treatment. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already taken the responsibility of Mukta’s treatment. Dr Samantalal Sen, chief of Burn and Plastic Unit, told India Today, “At this stage, it is difficult to say what kind of disease it is. Initially, we were thinking it a skin disease of some order. Could be anything from Pharmalvascular malformation, Limphotic malformation, Neorophibrometosis and Congenital hyper Caratosis. Her physical condition is not suitable for operation as of now. In order to be operated, she will have to stay here for 7-10 day and after that, we shall think of surgery.” (Image- India Today)