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    rabidfuzzybunny is offline Senior Member Long Time Member
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    Some medical problems are just too gross for words to adequately describe. It's nice to know medical science can treat a problem that's so extreme, but I wonder if he can ever be restored to a 100% normal state given the condition was untreated for 20 years.

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    OMG, where can I donate!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabidfuzzybunny View Post
    Some medical problems are just too gross for words to adequately describe...
    Have you SEEN Planet Terror?!


    I'd like to die with the songs I love stuck in my head. I hope to make the most of these hollow bones we become.
    I raise a toast to the the souls that sang all along. I've been gathering friends to just to make some sounds,
    before the ship goes down, I've been making amends by making the rounds before the whole world ends


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    Quote Originally Posted by AtrumIncendia View Post
    OMG, where can I donate!?
    Don't bother. The publicity already put the hospital in enough shit they need to give him free treatment.
    Ah, and he was also featured in Discovery Channel. Which pretty much means the hospital was in real deep shit.

    Edit:

    Here's an article about him. UGM (Universitas Gadjah Mada) is a nationally renowned University in Central Java, and is one of two or three of the country's top ranking universities. The article's in Indonesian, but here's a n00b translation by me:

    The "Tree Man" Can be Treated with Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

    Yogyakarta, KU

    The wart case experienced by the "Tree man" from Cililin, Bandung suburban area, West Java, who is infected by HPV, has managed to stir public interest. This case becomes falls under the spotlight as it gained the attention of American organizations, which offered to help Dede (37) find a cure in the US.

    The president SBY [1] gave a stern response, and gave an order to health minister Siti Fadilah Supari to handle the case ASAP.

    However, for UGM dermatologist Prof Hardyanto Soebono [2], warts caused by HPV infection is not uncommon, and there are a lot of known cases.

    Hardyanto Soebono said in the UGM campus (Wed 5/12/2007), "What made this such a big deal is the victim to the infection does not receive medical care, so the virus can freely multiply at an amazing rate. This caused a lot of small warts to grow all over his skin."

    As previously known, Dede's condition is frightening. Due to mere warts he had mainly on his face, hands, and feet, he looked alien. Even his hands and feet started taking the form of tree roots, awhich gave him the moniker "Tree Man". This physical abnormality made people around Dede to avoid him, including his wife.

    "The problem is, he [Dede] is poor and neglected, so the virus outbreak in his body is left out of control and rendered his fingers abnormal" Hardyanto said.

    The Dean of the Medical Faculty of UGM said that there are some ways to treat this HPV infection. One way uses radiation or reconstructive plastic surgery.

    "Actually, if we could've treated him sooner, we do have a drug to counter the virus with gamma-interferon inspection [3], but the side effect of this itself is a lot." the Dean said.

    As for the spread of the virus, Hardyanto said the virus can spread by direct skin contact with the victim, and early symptoms include occurances of warts.

    Hardyanto explained, "usually the victim has immunodefeciency conditions".

    He also affirmed, Dede's case is very rare. He admitted that he has seen something like this before in Sardjito Hospital, Yogyakarta, but not as bad as Dede.

    "Maybe he (Dede) is late and neglected, after coming to the hospital and gets a lot of public attention".

    (UGM Public Rep/Gusti Grehenson)
    footnotes:
    [1] SBY = Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the current president of Indonesia. We always call him by his initials, his name is just too long.

    [2]Prof Dr dr Hardyanto Soebono - I can't really find a good English translation for his title. It pretty much means he's a Professor with a Ph.D.

    [3]pemeriksaan interferon-gamma - I'm just translating this directly, and I'm not in any medical field, so don't really know. But i think this is the Wikipedia entry for it: Interferons
    Last edited by qualia; 04-16-2008 at 08:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtrumIncendia View Post
    OMG, where can I donate!?
    The paypal link at the top of the page. Please give generously. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by StealDragon View Post
    Have you SEEN Planet Terror?!
    That was one part of the double feature in the movie Grindhouse right? Nope, didn't go to see it.

    Think I read it only generated $25 million at the box office in the US, and the cost to produce it was more than double that amount, so it looks like a lot of people decided to skip this one (much to the horror of the financial backers who sank their money into this movie).

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    Great, I can't unsee that now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urameshi-sama View Post
    Looking at this situation makes me think of the manga Eden for some reason...
    Oh yeah. Snap. I was reminded of Uzumaki to begin with.

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    See?! YOU SEE?! This is what happens when you screw around with Mokudon jutsus without the proper training! When will they learn?! When?!! *sob?*

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    ^^

    Saw a pic of him today, eatin a banana, must be gettin better...

 

 
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