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Pensioner’s rare skin condition leaves him with thousands of tumours on his body (photos)

A man has been left with thousands of tumours on his body after developing a rare skin condition 15 years ago.

Diwakar Bisoye, from Odisha State, east India, was plagued by benign tumours including a four stone tumour on his leg.

It is thought to be caused by a rare genetic disorder.

The 65-year-old claims he is treated worse than ‘a dirty stray animal’ and is forced to wear a balaclava over his face due to cruel taunts from neighbours.

He began to develop a few small lumps on his body 15 years ago, but it quickly spread over his body within a matter of months.

Diwakar is desperate for a cure for his condition – which is not thought to be life threatening – but claims there is no treatment available near his isolated village home.

He said: “People mock and ridicule me directly. They stare at me and avoid me.

“Most people act very strange around me. No one likes looking at me or being near me.

“People think I will infect everything. Landlords don’t want me living in their property or ask me to leave when people complain about my condition.

“It’s left me without a job for 15 years.”

Doctors believe the tumours were caused by a genetic disorder brought on by abnormalities in Diwakar’s nervous system.

Dr Subramania Lyer, professor and head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kerala, said: “This is a case of multiple neurofibromatosis which means that these nodules arise from nerves traversing the body.

“The only solution is the surgical removal of most troublesome swellings.

“Considering his extensive numbers this may have to be done in stages”.

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