Dede Koswara, also known as “The Tree Man,” is a 36 year old with an extremely rare skin condition known as Epidermodysplasia verruciformis which causes growths on his hands and feet that resemble tree roots. Koswara, who lives in Java, Indonesia was just 10 years old when when he developed this skin condition after scraping his knee while out playing in the forest according to Body Geeks. He eventually began to grow warts around the cut, which only got worse, and as time when on the warts spread to his hands and feet.
Dede Koswara also known as “The Tree Man” suffers from extremely rare skin condition
According to an article published about Dede Koswara,
“It was discovered that Dede had contracted the common human papillomavirus, a condition that usually causes small warts like the ones he first developed as a child. However, a rare immune deficiency allowed the warts to grow out of control, leading to the root-like barnacles known as cutaneous horns which eventually covered his face and limbs.”
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