This Little Boy Is Turning Into A 'Human Tree' Due To Rare Medical Condition. Photos
Posted On 14/11/2016
Meet the little boy who suffers from an extremely rare condition that makes his hands and feet look like they’re turning into trees. The body of seven-year-old Ripon Sarker is covered in scaly warts because he suffers from the condition known as ‘epidermodysplasia verruciformis’.
Youngster Ripon, from Thakurgaon, Bangladesh, was only admitted to hospital for the first time this month because his family couldn’t afford treatment. His dad Mahendra Das said: “They haven’t carried out tests on him. Physicians say they will look into this matter before treatment.” Poor Ripon cannot walk or eat by himself because of his tree-like features – but doctors have said they are hopeful that his hands and feet are operable as his fingers and toes and can still be identified.