5-yr-old Kanha with ‘Werewolf Syndrome’ discharged from MKCG


Bhubaneswar: After spending 48 days at Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati (MKCG) Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur, Kanha, a five-year-old boy with a rare genetic skin disorder, was discharged from the hospital in Ganjam district on Thursday.

The boy, Kanha, was suffering from ‘Werewolf Syndrome’ which resulted in an unusual growth of bumps and black hair on his body. A team of 12 doctors at MKCG successfully performed the first phase laser and skin grafting surgery on the boy.

“The boy is stable now. The second surgery on the boy will be performed after two months,” informed Raju Das, the HOD of Plastic Surgery at MKCG hospital.

Born to Mamata and Ramachandra Naik of Gayaganda village under Jagannath Prasad block in Ganjam, Kanha has been suffering from a kind of genetic skin disorder leading to excessive hair growth and development of excess flab of flesh covering his entire face and most parts of his upper torso along with parts of legs.

So far, doctors have ruled out any possibility of complete cure from the disease. Kanha has been suffering from the disorder right from his birth and doctors believe it could be due to a disorder in DNA configuration.

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