Shake Hands With The Treeman

This is really quite remarkable. An Indonesian man has what dermatologists are now suggesting is Human Papilloma Virus. Under normal circumstances the disease generates small warts on the skin, like plantar warts etc. There is also an STD version of the infection.

In this man’s case however he has an immune system that isn’t able to contain the warts, and they have blossomed root like branches that have pocked his body and entirely consumed his hands. It has cost him his family and ability to work, and it would seem from looking at him many other simple activities in life. Now an American doctor is hopeful that a treatment of synthetic Vitamin A will get the warts under control.

Edit: Unfortunately on reviewing the archive it appears the original pictures and video are no longer available.

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