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The Family Of 'Tree Men' Found In Bangladesh – [Photos]
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Three members of the same family have been dubbed the 'tree men' because of a rare disease causing massive bark-like warts on their hands and feet.

Eight-year-old Ruhul Amin, his father Tajul Islam, 40, and his brother Bashed Ali, 55, have been diagnosed with the skin disorder epidermodysplasia verruciformis.

The condition is caused by infection with the human papillomavirus and can create widespread skin eruptions, including wart-like lesions and reddish-brown pigmented plaques.

Until now, there were only three known cases in the world of the genetic disorder.

It comes after a series of stories on 'Tree Man' Abdul Bajandar, whose severe case of the disease has made headlines around the world recently.

The family of three men are now being treated at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital in Bangladesh, where Mr Bajandar, 26, is also currently recovering from surgery.

He was admitted last month for an operation to remove the 11lb of growths that first began appearing 10 years ago.

And after tests confirmed the warts were not cancerous, he was given the all-clear for the life-changing surgery, foreign media reports.


   

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