Rare Diseases

Girl suffering from 'werewolf syndrome' covered in thick hair

Bithi Aktar, 12, suffers from Werewolf Syndrome.

Bithi Aktar, 12, suffers from Werewolf Syndrome.  (Barcroft Media)

The family of a 12-year-old girl in Bangladesh said they likely won’t be able to afford the procedure necessary to cure the ailment that causes thick black hair to cover nearly her entire body.

Bithi Akhtar suffers from hypertrichosis, which is also known as “werewolf syndrome,” Barcroft Media reported.

She’s currently receiving treatment at a university in Dhaka, Bangladesh, but her father, a motorocycle driver, told the news outlet that they cannot afford care for much longer.
 

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