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Root Man

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When Dede cut his knee during an accident as a teenager, he never would have dreamed that the seemingly inconsequential incident would turn him into a medical mystery.  Soon, root-like structures began to grow out of the wound, his hands, and feet until it became impossible for him to perform simple household tasks.

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It is believed that Dede suffers from the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a fairly common condition that causes warts to grow.  in Dede’s case, however, he has a rare genetic disorder that impedes his immune system, meaning that his body cannot contain the warts.

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The HPV virus has since hijacked his skin cells, causing them to grow the tree-like growths on his body.

It is hoped that with a daily regiment of vitamin A, Dede’s condition will reverse and he will gain the use of his hands again.

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Jason Donner

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