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A Chinese man who received a rare face transplant in 2006 has died, his doctor and a government official confirmed Saturday, highlighting the risks of a recent groundbreaking US operation.

Li Guoxing, 32, died in July at his rural home in rugged southwestern China after forsaking immune-system drugs in favor of herbal medicine, his surgeon Guo Shuzhong told AFP.

"His death was not caused by the surgery. Our operation was a success. But we cannot rule out a connection with the immune system drugs," said Guo, a surgeon with Xijing Hospital in the northern city of Xian who operated on Li in April 2006.

Qiao Guangliang, chief of Li's village in mountainous Yunnan province, also confirmed the death to AFP.

Both men said the exact cause of death was unknown as no autopsy was performed.

Li's death had been rumoured on Chinese blogs but has received scant attention in the mainstream press.

US doctors in Cleveland said last week they conducted the world's first near-total facial transplant on a disfigured woman.

It was just the fourth known facial transplant.

Doctors in France had performed the first partial transplant in 2005 on a 38-year-old woman disfigured in a dog attack.

The next year, Li, a farmer, underwent an apparently successful operation to replace about half his face after it was ripped off by a wild bear.

A 29-year-old French man then underwent surgery in 2007 for a facial tumor.

Guo said Li defied orders to remain in hospital and went home in late 2007.

Li soon stopped taking prescribed drugs in favour of a local herbal medicine, which Guo said may have caused liver damage.

Guo said the remoteness of Li's home had meant he could not make it to hospital for regular check-ups.

"After his death, I went to Yunnan and suggested an autopsy but his relatives refused" because Li had already been buried, Guo said.

AFP was not immediately able to reach Li's family members.

The US woman, whose identity has been kept secret, has shown no signs of rejecting her transplant, doctors said.

However, facial transplants remain controversial because of the risks and because they are driven by cosmetic, rather than life-saving concerns.

Source-AFP
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chandram26 Sunday, February 21, 2016

Hi I got some small white patches at my legs later started at stomach and hands i consulted dermatologist. Doctor said that iam suffering from tinea versicolor, Its almost completed one year. I used TeaTree oil, ketoconazole cream but no use. Please help me on this...

mandysimpkins414 Friday, February 21, 2014

I suffer from vitligo at such an early age, my parents went to doctors in many places with the hope of curing me of the disease. However, my conditions did not get any better despite the expense of a lot of money. They decided to have a try and took me to a Chinese hospital. The affected sites on my body had improved significantly in less than a month. After reinforcement treatment of experts, I have completely recuperated my health and I have become cheerful.

mandysimpkins414 Thursday, March 6, 2014

plus, it is pure herb,and does not have any side effect, and no reoccurance. see more on the web of vitiligotcm

Gkt1949 Friday, January 3, 2014

G K Tyagi[Delhi], I have been suffering with Skin- Allergy for the last 5-6 years, there is a feeling of itching specially in some parts of legs below knees, on my back, it is very high during night time. Kindly advise me for its cure. Thanks.

archer Monday, January 14, 2013

hard skin surrounding some open wounds can get up to 3\16 in deep has done damage face legs hands andarms seams to follow veins sore area no real pain i do have a cat hardtofigger

pickpick Monday, October 8, 2012

i have gathered a 3 centimetre collection of fat on my left feet. what is it? can i cut it or remain as it is?

Advancells Sunday, September 29, 2013

Please don't try to remove the fat by yourself. You may get infected. Go to your doctor before deciding to go for a surgery.

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