Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis | 7 Unusual Diseases

7 Unusual Diseases

Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis
This extremely deforming hereditary skin disorder is truly horrendous. Warts caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) spread out of control all over the body making it look like tree bark, hence its common name: Tree Bark Skin Disorder. An Indonesian man, Dede Koswara, who has lived with the disorder for 20 years, underwent surgery to remove the warts. A total of 6 kg (13 lbs.) were removed. Unfortunately, this proved to be a temporary measure as his warts grew back.