Half man half tree!!!

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Hey all, so I found this article about a 35-year old Indonesian fisherman who developed HPV at the age of 15. Instead of developing warts, however, he developed tree-like growths on his extremities, due to an additional affliction a rare genetic disorder (?no info on what disorder) that compromised his immune system when combined with HPV. The virus caused sicells to undergo proliferated cell growth, resulting in the formation of cutaneous horns on his hands and feet. Apparently his condition can be significantly controlled by daily doses of Vitamin A. Anyways, I've attached the link to the article and a couple pictures. Enjoy!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=MLYGYKBGOGQ2DQFIQMFSFGGAVCBQ0IV0?xml=/news/2007/11/12/wtree112.xml

-Ani