11-16-2016 BOY

The Boy Whose Skin Grows Too Fast

Teenager Raphael Schmid, from the small town of Schiedlberg, Austria, has been suffering from an extremely rare skin condition his entire life. For over a decade, doctors were baffled by the mystery cause of his illness. The genetic condition known as ichthyosis with confetti, causes the teenager's skin to grow extraordinarily quickly and turn into scaly flakes. Doctors have now treated the condition using doctor fish, which eat the confetti flakes from Raphael's body.

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