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In pics: Rare medical conditions

October 9, 2012, 3:39 pm
  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • Yu Zhenhuan sits on his hospital bed in Shanghai August 13, 2004. China's hairiest man underwent ear surgery in Shanghai to remove hair that caused him to lose a third of his hearing, doctor said. Yu, who uses the name 'woolboy' for his email address, has hair all over his body, save tha palms of his hands and the soles of his feet. He has an average of 41 hairs per 1 sq cm, a condition doctors term 'atavism'. Yu was recognised in 2002 as the world's hairiest man by the Guinness Book of Records, Xinhua said.
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  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • Jesus Fajardo poses for a photograph at a cultural center in Zapopan October 5, 2012. Fajardo, whom people call 'Chuy the Werewolf', suffers from a rare congenital condition called hypertrichosis, also known as the Werewolf Syndrome, a medical condition resulting in excessive growth of facial and body hair. Fajardo started working in a circus at age 13 but quit after acting as a werewolf for 20 years. He now works in a carpentry firm making furniture and occasionally holds conferences on his condition, teaching others to accept people who are different.
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  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • Jesus Fajardo (L) talks to Mary Jose Cristerna, known as the 'Vampire Woman', while making plans for a joint music project at a cultural center in Zapopan October 5, 2012.
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  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • Jesus Fajardo (L) talks to Mary Jose Cristerna, known as the 'Vampire Woman', while making plans for a joint music project at a cultural center in Zapopan October 5, 2012.
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  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • A 6-year-old boy Li Jinpeng displays his hands with 15 malformed fingers at a hospital in Shenyang, Liaoning province, March 22, 2010. The boy, who has 15 fingers and 16 toes, is scheduled for surgery to remove the extra fingers and toes, local media reported. Experts said a gene mutation contributed to the aberration.
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  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • A 6-year-old boy Li Jinpeng displays his hands and feet at a hospital in Shenyang, Liaoning province, March 19, 2010.
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  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • A pair of conjoined twins is seen at a hospital in Suining, Sichuan province, May 9, 2011. The twin sisters, who were born on May 5 weighing 4.05 kg, are still in critical condition due to the proximity of their heads causing breathing difficulties, local media reported.
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  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • He Pingping (L) of China gestures as Sultan Kosen of Turkey looks on as they pose for photographers during a promotional event in Istanbul January 14, 2010. He, with a height of 73 cm, and Kosen, with a height of 246.5 cm, are listed in the Guinness World Records as the world's shortest man and tallest man respectively.
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  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • Wang Cheng (R) sits beside her mother in Xuzhou, east China's Jiangsu province, June 12, 2007. Wang, 23, is suffering from an unknown disease, which she contracted when she was seven. The disease has caused her legs to continue to grow, with the widest part of her leg currently measuring 70 cm, local media reported.
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  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • Bolivian woman Carol Ortiz, 21, who suffers gigantomastia, or hypertrophy of breast, rests at her house in Trinidad, some 540 km northeast of La Paz, October 5, 2010. Carol has a baby and her family cannot afford the medical treatment, according to local media.
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  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • Dede, 35, with gnarled growths sprouting from his hands and feet, sits in front of his house in the village of Tanjung Jaya, West Java province, November 21, 2007. Dede hopes a doctor in the United States will be able to treat the horn-like extensions that started appearing on his body when he was a teenager and which earned him the 'tree man' moniker.
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  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • Jesus Fajardo looks at the computer screen while mixing music at a cultural center in Zapopan October 5, 2012.
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  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • In pics: Rare medical conditions
  • In pics: Rare medical conditions