Monday, 21 April 2008

Tree man of Indonesia

An Indonesian fisherman who feared that he would be killed by tree-like growths covering his body has been given hope of recovery by an American doctor - and Vitamin A.

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.

Still can hope for him...

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.

After operation...but this is first phase..

Dede's counts of a key type of white blood cell are so low that Dr Gaspari initially suspected he may have the Aids virus.

But tests showed he did not, and it became clear that Dede's immune condition was something far rarer and more mysterious.

Warts aside, he had enjoyed remarkable good health throughout his life - which would not be expected of someone with a suppressed immune system - and neither his parents nor his siblings have shown signs of developing lesions.

"The likelihood of having his deficiency is less than one in a million," Dr Gaspari told the Telegraph.

P/S: So pity...God bless you..........Amen.


mandy said...

i wun 2 noe mre bout dis story.. whre i can get the full story, andrik???

Adam-ArJuna said...

world full of mystery rite dude..?
i'm very sure there's a lot of mysterious things out there need to be discover..

smallville said...

Amazinggg story :D

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jcyboy said...

pity...pity...hope he will be fine soon...God bless

Andrik McVean said...

full story:

mandy said...

thkz ya ;) berguna tuk masyarakat..

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