Bangladeshi Woman With Giant Hand Awaits Treatment

A Bangladeshi housewife’s rare medical condition has seen her fingers and palm swell to giant proportions.

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A Bangladeshi woman’s rare condition has seen her fingers and palm swell to giant proportions. Afroza Begum’s rare medical condition has left local doctors baffled. The 36-year-old’s right hand has swollen to the size of a football and her fingers are abnormally thick.

As a result of the debilitating condition, Afroza relies on her left hand to carry out her daily chores of cleaning, washing clothes and cooking for her husband and two teenage children. Her condition has become so bad, she can barley lift the palm of her right hand with the help of her left. She has begun suffering from blisters on the palm, which often burst, resulting in painful sores. Afroza says she was born with a lump on her ring finger that was unusually thick, but as she grew older, the lump grew on her entire palm thickening her fingers. While she sought help from several doctors at local healthcare in her village, she was always left disheartened when no treatment provided any relief.

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