My face is melting off due to a rare disease | New York Post

A man in India is constantly gawked at due to a rare affliction that has left his face looking like it’s melting off — but says he’s loved and respected nonetheless.

“People make fun of me and call me different names but I did not bother about them,” Govardhan Das, 52, told Jam Press.

The Punjab-based shopkeeper suffers from neurofibromatosis type 1, a super rare genetic “condition characterized by changes in skin coloring (pigmentation) and the growth of tumors along nerves in the skin, brain, and other parts of the body,” according to Medlineplus.gov.

Also known as Von Recklinghausen’s disease, the face-disfiguring disease occurs in 1 in 3,000 to 4,000 people worldwide.

Read more at https://nypost.com/2023/01/12/mans-face-is-melting-off-due-to-a-rare-disease/

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