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Wolf Boy Pruthviraj Patil: 11-Year-Old Suffers Hair Disorder (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post via NY Post
First Posted: 11-20-08 08:25 AM   |   Updated: 12-21-08 05:12 AM

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From today's New York Post:


Pruthviraj Patil, 11, suffers from a rare genetic disorder known as hypertrichosis - or "werewolf syndrome" - which causes a thick coat of hair to grow over every inch of his body except his palms and feet.


When he was born in a village near Mumbai, his mother was told she had given birth to a god, but in school, there have been more bullies than believers.

An episode of the TLC series "My Shocking Story" chronicled the efforts of a group of Columbia scientists, including dermatologist Angela Christiano, to develop a cure for Pruthviraj's disorder, which is estimated to afflict fewer than 50 people on the planet.

Pruthviraj's family has tried every imaginable treatment, from homeopathy to laser surgery to a trip to the local barber, but the hair always grows back.

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