Health Desk—July 11, 2017: A girl in Satkhira who has been discovered suffering symptoms similar to the 'tree-man disease', was admitted to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Tuesday morning.
Muktamoni, a 12 year old girl, was admitted to the hospital around 9:30am, DMCH sources confirmed.
According to the sources, she has been afflicted by the disease mainly in her right hand.
Muktamoni, daughter of a grocery shop owner Ibrahim Hossain of Kamarbaisa village in Sadar upazila, has been passing her days in great suffering due to lack of proper treatment.
Ibrahim Hossain, father of Muktamoni, said his twin girls Hira Moni and Muktamoni were alright up until they were one-and-a-half year old, but shortly after that a big marble-like growth appeared in Muktamoni's right hand and continued growing larger day by day.
Earlier, Ibrahim took his daughter to local doctors but no improvement was found.
He said the weight of the affected right hand of Muktamoni is increasing day by day. She always feels unbearable pain in the affected hand which is infested with parasitic worms.
Doctors said the rare disease has spread through the entire body of Mukta. She is losing weight but her right hand is becoming heavier.
DMCH authority said, a medical board would be formed on Wednesday to take decision regarding the treatment for Muktamoni.