Man with elephant feet like a parasite forever changed the life of a Pakistani

Человек со слоновьими ногами: как паразит навсегда изменил жизнь пакистанца

Terrible metamorphosis occurred with the foot thirty-eight men five years ago after a parasite infection.

A native of the Sindh province of Pakistan Hussein Shaheed (Shahid Hussain) is suffering from elephantiasis, reports the Daily Mail.

Rare disease leads to increased parts of the body due to parasitic infection, which disrupts the lymphatic system, excretory unwanted fluids and toxins from body tissues.

Человек со слоновьими ногами: как паразит навсегда изменил жизнь пакистанца

Shahid Hussain

The feet of Pakistani weigh 50 kg and have a circumference of 88.9 cm what man can’t even get out of bed, and virtually paralyzed below the knees.

Hussein had previously worked in the garage, but is now forced to starve, as his savings run out.

He never once appealed to the public and local authorities with the request to pay him a visit to the doctor outside of his small town.

“I had a normal life, but five years ago my feet were swollen. At first I thought that things would get better, but now the disease has chained me to the bed, I can barely move,” says Shahid.

Человек со слоновьими ногами: как паразит навсегда изменил жизнь пакистанца

The circumference of the leg of Hussein

After Hussein had to quit his job and ran out of money, he became dependent on his relatives who are now caring for him.

Shahid Hussain has visited several doctors in the city of Karachi, however, according to doctors, his condition was too severe to treat.

He was advised to go to the Pakistan Institute of medical Sciences in Islamabad, however, the family of Hussein is not enough money to organize a trip.

“We didn’t even have money for a trip to Karachi, so how can we go to Islamabad is an expensive city, where we don’t know anyone who can help,” says his wife Fatima Hussain (Fatima Hussain).

Человек со слоновьими ногами: как паразит навсегда изменил жизнь пакистанца

Elephant disease Hussein

We will remind as ophthalmologists are faced with the unintended consequences of an old operation, which has changed the appearance of the woman’s eyes.

As reported by the portal “Znayu” the doctors discovered a mutation in the genes that leads to the emergence of a rare disease syndrome Saul-Wilson or dwarfism.

Also “Znayu” wrote about a rare disease — a Syndrome of Alice in Wonderland.

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