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Woman trapped in ‘fish scales’ out to create awareness

19 Oct

THE HAWK

img091 31-year-old Esther Kimani  suffers from a rare genetic skin condition called Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis. Trapped in thick, dry, ‘fish scales’ skin, she has undergone excruciating pain and now wants to create awareness about the skin condition. Ichthyosis Awareness Month is marked in May. PHOTO/COURTESY

By Moses Nyamori

Trapped in thick, dry, ‘fish scales’ skin, she has undergone excruciating pain inflicted by people isolating her due to a rare skin condition she suffers from.

Though she is aware the skin condition has no cure, her main problem is stigmatisation by the society.
Esther Kimani suffers from Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis (Bullous Congenital Ichthyosiform Erythroderma), a genetic skin condition that makes her skin shed faster than normal – resulting to a thick, scale-like skin underneath.
The condition has damaged her skin to the extent that people get scared on seeing her, she says.
The courageous 31-year-old has however refused to let the condition dampens her…

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Posted by on October 19, 2015 in General News

 

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