Dede Koswara also called the "Tree Man" because
of bark-like growths all over his body, may have a chance of surviving after
doctors removed 2 kg of warts from his body.
Dede's life became horrible after warts began spreading
all over his body. The growths started as a small wart on his leg when he was a
teenager. As the growth spread, Dede lost his job and what is more his wife
Dede lives with his parents and is currently in a Bandung
hospital near Jakarta where doctors have been working away on the growths.
Doctors say a defect in his immune system allowed the human papilloma virus to
spread all over causing warts.
to The Daily Telegraph, Dede said he was hopeful of getting better, "What I
really want first is to get better and find a job," he added. "But then, one
day, who knows? I might meet a girl and get married."