A 27-year-old man identified as Abul Bajandar, from Bangladesh, who is cruelly dubbed ‘The Tree Man’, has revealed the agonising bark-like warts that covered his hands and feet, have regrown despite him having 16 operations to remove them just last year.
According to Dailymail, the young man a rickshaw driver, who had 11lb of the growths removed after they left him unable to hold his daughter, is suffering from epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) and was overjoyed when doctors seemed to have successfully treated the rare condition, saying, ‘I hope the curse won’t return again.’
New images reveal the growths have reappeared on Bajandar’s hands, dashing doctors’ hopes they could have cured the first EV sufferer.
Bajandar was previously forced to stop working due to his excruciating condition, leaving the father-of-one desperately anxious about his daughter’s future. It is unclear if he is able to work now the disorder has reappeared.
Bajandar, who previously described his pain as ‘unbearable’, is thought to be one of just four diagnosed cases of EV worldwide.
Samanta Lal Sen, who performed Mr Bajandar’s surgery at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said the removal operation was ‘a remarkable milestone in the history of medical science’.
At the time, Mr Bajandar, who was in hospital for around 30 days after the procedure, said: ‘I can hold my daughter in my lap and play with her. I can’t wait to go back home.’
Bajandar, who was described by a doctor as the ‘most loved’ patient in this hospital, initially thought the warts were harmless until they grew and covered his hands and feet, forcing him to stop work.
He planned to set up a small business using the money donated from well wishers around the world. Bajandar said: ‘I was so worried about raising my daughter. I hope the curse won’t return again.’