Sunday, October 16, 2011

Woman 23 years old, aged 50 years in just a matter of days

This is some kind of mystery condition, and doctors are baffled by what's happened to a woman 23 years old, who aged 50 years in just a matter of days.

Nguyen Thi Phuong, is now 26, but yes, that's her (above right photo) after having suffered an allergic reaction to seafood.

Nguyen Thi Phuong's condition of rapid aging affliction happened following an allergic reaction to seafood.

Back in 2008, her youthful looks began to fade over just a few days, leaving her with sagging, wrinkled skin all over her face and body.
She has been wearing a mask in public to hide her appearance, as doctors are attempting to figure out what caused her sudden aging.

Some believe that the condition is lipodystrophy - a rare syndrome that causes a layer of fatty tissue beneath the surface of the skin to disintegrate while the skin itself continues to grow at a rapid pace.

This condition has no cure and leaves its victims with loose folds of skin all over their bodies and wrinkled faces.

The condition is extremely rare and out of around seven billion people on the planet, only 2,000 are thought to have it.

Phuong explained she has always been allergic to seafood and that she had suffered a really bad reaction in 2008.
She said: "I was really itchy all over my body. I had to scratch even while sleeping, my skin began to sag and fold."

Phuong said: "The skin on my face, chest and belly have folds like an old woman.

Phuong said her husband's love is the reason she is able to persevere in the face of adversity.
She said: "He still loves me like before despite the fact that I look old and ugly. With him, I feel more confident to live and work.