Dede, 35, an Indonesian fisherman who grew 'roots' on his arms and feet after he cut his knee in a teenage accident called 'tree man", will be cured by an American doctor - and Vitamin A.
The American dermatology expert, Dr Anthony Gaspari of the University of Maryland, who flew out to Dede's home village south of the capital Jakarta, tested samples of the lesions and Dede's blood, then concluded that his affliction is caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a fairly common infection that usually causes small warts to develop on sufferers.
But Dede has a rare genetic fault that impedes his immune system, meaning his body is unable to contain the warts. The virus was therefore able to "hijack the cellular machinery of his skin cells", ordering them to produce massive amounts of the substance that caused the tree-like growths known as "cutaneous horns" on his hands and feet.
Dr Gaspari, who became involved in the case through a Discovery Channel documentary, believes that Dede's condition can be largely cleared up by a daily doses of a synthetic form of Vitamin A, which has been shown to arrest the growth of warts in severe cases of HPV.
"Over the course of three to six months the warts should be come smaller and fewer in number. He will be living a more normal life." Dr Gaspari said.
Dr Anthony Gaspari was treating "Half Man Half Tree" Dede at this unfortunate Indonesian's home.
We find the footage of Shocking story of Half Man Half Tree telling of Dede's condition:
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