# Sunday, 18 November 2007
I read this interesting article about a man who has been dubbed the tree man because of the tree like growths that cover his body. The man who is now 35 has had these strange growths since they first started appearing after he cut his knee in an accident as a teenager. They have now grown to such an extent that he is unable to use his hands or carry out simple household tasks.

An American dermatology expert now claims to have identified his condition and there are hopes of a cure. He thinks it is down to something called the Human Papilloma Virus which causes small warts to develop on sufferers. In this mans case however, the problem is a rare fault in his immune system meaning his body is unable to contain the warts. Dr Gaspari believes the condition can be managed with a daily dose of a synthetic form of Vitamin A which should reduce the warts in size and allow him to use his hands.

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