A team of medical experts at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital will investigate a case of what is commonly known as the ‘tree man disease’, Bangladeshi hospital officials said Saturday.
Twenty-five-year-old Abul Bajandar, formerly a rickshaw puller, was admitted to the hospital with the rare disease in which his hands and legs projected tree-like growths.
Dr Samanta Lal Sen, Director of the Plastic Surgery and Burn Unit at Dhaka Medical College hospital said he was aware of two other cases of the disease in the world – one in Indonesia and another in Romania.
“We don’t know what will be able to do. We are going to do a medical board,” he said.