Blind man with bizarre tumours on face dubbed 'octopus'

Chi Zhoujing's poverty-stricken family are unable to determine the cause of his condition.

Strangers are cruelly calling a Chinese man an "octopus" for having unusual tumours that have taken over his face.

Chi Zhoujing, developed the out of control tumours shortly after birth. Zhoujing is also unable to see due to the rapid pace the drooping tumours have grown, the Daily Mail reported.

His poor family do know what the cause of his condition may be as they cannot afford the fee to consult with a doctor. As a result, Chi has had to live with the condition that has also caused a protrusion on the back of his head.

The 24-year-old has no friends and has been cast aside by his community in South East China.

According to the report, Zhoujing maybe suffering from neurofibromatosis (NF1), which is genetic conditions that cause lumps. It reportedly affects one in every 2,500 births, as many people often inherit it from their parents. However, despite its deadly appearance, the growth is neither cancerous nor contagious. 10% of the people with NF1 also suffer high blood pressure, curved spine and issues with their vision.

In 2016, Samira Benhar from Casablanca, was also left disfigured due to tumours. Once she received reconstructive surgery, it transformed her life and allowed her to lead a normal life.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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