Werewolf Syndrome


A Nepalese family with a rare condition that causes excessive facial hair growth have travelled from their remote village home in the hope of securing life-changing treatment.

Devi Budhathoki, 37, and her daughters Manjura, 13, Niraj, 12, and Mandira, five, suffer from a congenital problem known as 'werewolf syndrome', which causes hair to sprout between their eyes and across their brows.

Hypertrichosis (also called Ambras Syndrome) means an abnormal amount of hair growth on the body.

There are two distinct types of the condition - generalised, which occurs over the entire body, and localised hypertrichosis, which is restricted to one area.