The man who has been named ‘Tree Man’ because his hands looked like it was growing tree roots, has gone under the knife to correct them.
Mirror Online reports that Abul underwent a successful operation on his right hand February 20, 2016 at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital. He may now gain some use of his hand after the complex procedure.
Abul is thought to be the fourth man in the world with the tree man illness, a rare skin disorder caused by a virus named human papillomaviruses.
He was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where Dr Samanta Lal Sen, chxief coordinator of National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, was helping to decide on Abul’s treatment.
Abul Bazadar after the surgery on one of his hands
Abdul has suffered from ‘Human Pappiloma Virus’ since he was 10. Human papilloma virus is the name for a group of viruses that affect the skin and moist membranes lining your body.
There are more than 100 types of HPV. Around 30 types of HPV infection can affect the genital area.
All HPV infections can cause warts. Infection can cause a rapid growth of cells on the outer layer of the skin.
Common warts have a characteristic cauliflower-like surface and are typically slightly raised above the surrounding skin.
Flat warts are most commonly found on the arms, face or forehead. Like common warts, flat warts occur most frequently in children and teens.