A young boy who was grown with hair covering his entire body claims he has learned to appreciate his individuality.
Lalit Patidar, a teemager living in Nandleta, Madhya Pradesh, India, has reportedly been diagnosed with “werewolf syndrome,” also known as Hypertrichosis.
Lalit Patidar, 17, reportedly told Media Drum World of his thick, curly mane, “Kids were worried I would come back to bite them.”
Hypertrichosis is characterized by uncontrollable hair growth on areas of the body where it is usually absent or sparse. It may emerge later in life or be present at birth.
“I have had this hair my whole life, my parents say the doctor shaved me at birth but I didn’t really notice anything was different about me until I was around six or seven years old.”
Patidar was later given the diagnosis of hypertrichosis by doctors, which he thought was strange because none of his other family members have the condition.
He said “I slowly realised that I have hair all over my body and I am different from common humans in a good way, I am unique,”
The precise etiology of hypertrichosis is unknown, however it may result from genetic mutations, hormone imbalances or other factors. Additionally, there might be significant individual differences in the amount and distribution of hair growth.
Hypertrichosis comes in a variety of forms. Among the most common varieties are:
1. Congenital generalized hypertrichosis is a condition that affects the entire body from birth.
2. The entire body is affected by acquired generalized hypertrichosis, which develops later in life.
Medication, surgery, laser therapy, and other cosmetic procedures are all possible forms of treatment.
He said, “I got to learn many things during my journey, most importantly I got to learn that I am one-in-a-million, I should never give up and live life to the fullest I always want to move forward and be happy.
“No matter what others may say we should never give up in life, we should always be happy and always be positive in life.
“In the end, I just want to say that you should always respect all people, no matter how a person looks, he may have any disease.
“It is important to be happy but to also keep others happy.”
Patidar has even begun blogging and video-making with the intention of one day being a well-known YouTuber.
Sources: Lalit Patidar/Instagram, Media Drum Wolrd, Lad Bible