Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – After the “Tree Man” Abul Bajandar of Bangladesh, who made news around the world, now a tree girl has been found infected with the same disease in the country. Her name is Sahana (10).
The tree girl was admitted to Dhaka Medical College’s Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit on Sunday, reports The India Today.
Bark-like warts have grown on different parts of her body including cheek, nose and chin.
Coordinator of the Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit, Dr Shamonto Lal Sen said, “Sahana is infected with the same disease as Abul Bajandar who was dubbed “tree man” because of the large, wood-like warts on his body.
She can be cured soon, as she is less infected than Bajandar.”
Sahana’s father Shahjahan Ali is a day labour and belongs to Baluchar village of Bangladesh’s Netrokona’s Kalmakanda Upazila. Sahana is a student of class 3 at Kalmakanda Government Primary school.
On Tuesday, Shahana’s father told India Today at Dhaka Medical College that at first his daughter had small warts but it starts spreading suddenly.
Ali said, “Sahana’s warts increased suddenly around 6 or 7 months ago and it is spreading now.
Despite the medicine given by the local homeopathic doctor, her condition did not improve.”
Meanwhile, Sen told India today, “Though we have admitted Sahana but her treatment is yet to be started.
Primarily, it can be said that she is infected with epidermodysplasia verruciformis, same as Bajandar but we need another week to confirm the whole case.
We will start her treatment after all the tests are done.”
The 25-year-old Bajandar was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on January 30 in 2016 with 10kg warts.
He had tree roots in his body as he was infected by the rare epidermodysplasia verruciformis.
Bajandar was named as “Tree Man” after that and the government was bearing his treatment expenses.
After 20 successful surgeries to remove epidermodysplasia verruciformis, Bajandar has no warts on his body.