“Doctor Doctor, I think im a werewolf…”
“…Shut up and comb your face.”
This is 11yr old Prithviraj Patil who suffers from a rare condition known as Hypertrichosis which is basically an excessive hair growth illness.
A 11-year-old boy has hair growing all over his face and body, a rare medical anomaly. And doctors say that laser treatment or plastic surgery is the only way out.
Prithviraj Patil, son of a well-to-do farmer in Sangalwadi near Sangli, suffers from a rare medical anomaly though he is otherwise like any normal child.
Hairy nevus, where a person has patches of excess hair growth or hirsutism, is not uncommon. But hair persisting all over the body is very rare, said plastic surgeon Vinay Saoji.