Werewolf Syndrome, or hypertrichosis, is an extremely rare medical condition caused by a genetic mutation that affects one in a billion people, with only approximately 100 documented cases throughout the world.
This disorder creates an overproduction of unwanted thick hair on the face and body.
The Sangli siblings inherited this affliction from their father. All three girls are covered from head to toe in thick black hair. They suffer tremendously, as they are considered outcasts in their village of Bangalore.
Although medical science has no cure for this terrible condition, there is hope and treatment for 23-year-old Savitha, Monisha, 19, and 15-year-old Savitri.
A medical team has developed a unique hair-cream removal treatment via the auspices of a local charity known as New Life Karnataka.
Their family hopes this will end, or at least decrease, their suffering, but they are poor and totally reliant on financial assistance from NGOs.
“We find it difficult to make ends meet…but I welcome any move which will help my children lead a normal life,” said the mother of the three girls.
There are four other children within the same family, but they are not cursed with this affliction.
The girls have grown to be timid and fearful of leaving their home, in central India, for they are attacked and ridiculed when seen in public.
This is a sad commentary about the human condition; not werewolf syndrome, but rather sheer ignorance, a malady for which there is no removal cream.