Chinese Grandmother Grows ‘Horns’
Posted: 10 March 2010 06:35 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Centenarian Zhang Ruifang, of Linlou Village in China’s Henan Province, first started developing the strange growth in 2009, when a patch of rough skin appeared on the left side of her forehead.

Her youngest son, 60-year-old Zhang Guozheng, said that when the growth first appeared they ‘didn’t pay too much attention to it’.

‘But as time went on a horn grew out of her head and it is now 6cm long,’ he said.

The growth is thought to be a ‘cutaneous horn’ - a tumour composed of keratin, the same substance that makes up fingernails, which most commonly occur in elderly people. Normally cutaneous horns are very small, several larger ones, which can stretch several inches, have been recorded in the past.

The condition has left her family worried - especially now it seems that she is developing a second horn on the right side of her forehead to match the first.

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Posted: 10 March 2010 08:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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okay, I knew about these but hers is really…............................alarming!

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Posted: 10 March 2010 11:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hmmmm. hmmm

One wonders if there is a piece of vellum somewhere with her signature on it.
In blood. gulp

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Posted: 12 March 2010 12:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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i read about this on another site and it said she was 104 years old.
Its an interesting article anyways.

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Posted: 12 March 2010 09:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Posted: 24 June 2012 01:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Scary.

Even worse?  The Tree Man gulp

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Posted: 24 June 2012 06:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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http://www.cdc.gov/hpv/

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Human papillomavirus (pap-ah-LO-mah-VYE-rus) (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. At least 50% of sexually active people will have genital HPV at some time in their lives.

But that would not be the same as the horns I don’t think, but there are quite a few cases of cutaneous horns:
16 Most Horrific Human Growths of All Time

More common are growths that seem to afflict the elderly more than young folks; skin plaques form:  actinic keratosis in the elderly -
http://www.manfredkaiser.com/book/solar_keratosis.html

 

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Posted: 25 June 2012 06:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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To the administrators:
Why my two replies of yesterday have disappeared?
Deleted? Server errors?
This morning I needed to create a new account to log in, though I was informed via email that in the subscribed thread new message were arrived.
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Posted: 25 June 2012 06:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Dr.Marcelli, I’m not an administrator or moderator here, but usually, if someone puts their domain or article as a reply or as a thread, it is viewed as ‘advertising’ so marked as spam, deleted and the new member’s account is also deleted.  Most of us have blogs, domains of our own etc. but we don’t open threads with these and we don’t have them in replies to thread.  We do often put them in the ‘signatures’ so there are links to those pages automatically as part of our replies.  Mine will show when I post this reply but it’s down where my signature is and just a link at ‘GROK’ (which is NOT the name of my domain presence, just a clickable link).

When you first posted it seemed (but may not have been your intention), that you were promoting your pages and your work which may have been reported or seen, again, as advertising. 

See Forum Rules:  http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/forums/viewannounce/4729_8/  I believe it’s number 4.

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Posted: 01 July 2012 07:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I’ve heard of a few of the conditions described in the links before, but some of the examples really are startling aren’t they? It is encouraging when even people severely debilatated by their conditions are able to attempt to get on with their lives though. I’m happy that Dede, the Indonesian man with the tree-like growths, is apparently doing well for example.

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