The rare ‘tree man’ syndrome has left Abul Bajander in a state of painful trauma
The 28-year-old, Abul Bajander, Bangladeshi man, who suffers from a rare skin disease which causes tree bark-like growths on his hands and feet said that he has asked doctors to amputate his hands.
After a dozen surgeries, he says, “ I cannot bear the pain anymore. I can’t sleep at night. I asked doctors to cut off my hands so I can least get some relief”.
Abul Bajander, has had over 20 operations to remove the warts, but a recent relapse allegedly caused them to come back worse than before.
Doctors believed they had beaten the disease but Bajander filed a Dhaka Clinic in May last year following a relapse.
Bajander suffers from epidermodysplasia verruciformis, a rare gentic condition also known as “ tree man syndrome”.
Bajander said he wanted to go to abroad for better treatment, but he doesn’t have the money to cover its expenses.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina promised free treatment for Bajandar after his plight made national and international headlines.
The chief plastic surgeon at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Samanta Lal Sen, said a board of seven doctors will discuss Bajandar’s condition on Tuesday. He gave his personal opinion. But we will do whatever is the best solution for him”
In January his condition worsened and he had to be admitted to the hospital with some of the growths on his body being several inches long. Abul is 28 years old and is a father of one kid.
Fewer than half a dozen people around the world are believed to have this syndrome.