Abul Bajandar is known as the ‘Tree Man’ in his native Bangladesh because he suffers from a condition that causes painful warts to grow out of his arms and hands, warts that very much mirror the bark of trees. Truly, he’s a walking/talking, real-life Groot (from Guardians of the Galaxy), and I’ve never seen anything like this before in my life.
Tree Man is currently in need of up to 12 operations in order to rid himself of the 11-pounds worth of tree bark warts. I’m not going to lie to you bros, this is one of the most peculiar things you’re ever going to see in your lifetime….Now let’s take a look at the Tree Man, Abul Bajandar from Bangladesh:
The Daily Mail reports:
A Bangladeshi father dubbed ‘Tree Man’ for massive bark-like warts on his hands and feet may need a dozen more operations over the course of over up to a year.
A team of doctors operated on Saturday on Abul Bajandar’s right hand to remove some of the smaller growths, his second such operation, said Dhaka Medical College Hospital facility director Samanta Lal Sen.
The 26-year-old was admitted to hospital last month to finally shed some of the growths weighing at least five kilograms (11 pounds) that first began appearing 10 years ago.
‘We removed some small warts from his palm. We also did dressing of his fingers, which were operated on last week. He’s now better,’ Sen said.
But Mr Bajandar would need up to 15 operations in total to rid his body of the growths, which may take six months to one year, Sen said.
Mr Bajandar, from the southern district of Khulna, was diagnosed with epidermodysplasia verruciformis, an extremely rare genetic condition dubbed ‘tree-man disease’ that causes the growths.
He has become a celebrity, with people travelling to Khulna over the years to see him and hundreds visiting him in hospital.
Depending on whether or not you’re interested in learning more you can go ahead and Google ‘epidermodysplasia verruciformis’, and you’ll end up seeing some results like this:
Epidermodysplasia Verriciformis is supposedly a rare genetic mutation from HPV, one of the most commonly spread STDs in the world. Honestly, I’m just stoked for this guy that he’s able to seek out help. Something that invasive seems to me like it’d almost be untreatable, but apparently he can undergo operations that’ll get him back to looking like he’s not the ‘Tree Man’.
Anyways, if you’re looking for more info on or pics of the Tree Man you can click on over to the Daily Mail.