“Coral man” gets better


Tianzhuan Lin, aged 38 years, from the Chinese city of Shuimen, named “Human coral reef”, was successfully treated for a rare disease who covered his entire body with a crust like shell.
The man discovered for the first time the odd growths on his arms and legs at the age of 13. He tried to fade process with various ointments and antibiotics, but instead of improving, the situation got worst.
The crust has started to entirely cover his limbs and was even extended back to his head. He was soon forced to hide in the house from neighbors and friends who nicknamed him “Coral boy”.
“Gradually, the shell became thicker until I couldn’t articulate my arms and legs. It was scary. If I were forced to leave the house, I wrapped myself in blankets, because people began to panic and scream when they saw me”, said Lin.
But now, thanks to the doctors of a special dermatology clinic, the bizarre illness seems to back off. Now, a year after treatment and after several surgeries, Lin is totally recovering, with only some portions of depigmented skin to remember the terrible disease.


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