World Bizarre: Boy Sheds Skin Every 41 Days



An Indonesian boy suffering from a rare condition that leaves his skin dry and scaly has been dubbed 'snake boy' because he sheds his skin every 41 days.

Ari Wibowo, 16, has to smear himself with moisturiser every three hours and soak in water every hour to stop himself drying up and cracking, The Mirror says.

The teenager suffers from Erythroderma, an inflammatory skin disease also known as red man syndrome, that causes the skin over his entire body to become scaly and flake off.

He also has problems with his speech and his vision in his right eye is impaired, while the other is constantly being treated with drops.

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