The appearance Lalit Patidar’s face is much like the mythical creature of a werewolf, hence the name for the condition, and he has opened up on how kids are scared of him in India
A teenager who suffers from the rare “werewolf syndrome” has revealed how small kids are scared of him and worried he will bite them like an animal.
Lalit Patidar, 17, from India, was born with Hypertrichosis, a condition characterised by abnormal hair growth on the face, arms and other parts of the body.
The appearance of his face is much like the mythical creature of a werewolf, hence the name for the condition.
The student from the small village Nandleta in Madhya Pradesh is one of only fifty people who have been diagnosed with the condition since the Middle Ages.
“I come from a normal family, my father is a farmer, and I am currently a senior in high school studying in 12th grade and at the same time I help my father in his farming work,” said Mr Patidar.
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Lalit Patidar poses for a photograph with father Bankatlal and mother Parwatibai(Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
He said small children used to get scared seeing him, and as a child he did not understand it but as he grew up he realised that his condition was not like everyone else.
He continued: “Kids were worried I would come back to bite them like an animal.”