Pensioner has 'toenail horns' growing out of the sole of her foot

Pensioner has 'toenail horns' growing out of the sole of her foot
Published: 2015 August 08 10:03:07 (9626 Views)
A woman from the town of Wadi Al Dawasir in central Saudi Arabia's Riyadh Province, claims she stepped on some metal and years later she had peculiar growth coming out of the sole of her foot.

Pictures show the woman with peculiar toenail-like growths sprouting out of the sole of her foot.

Family of the woman, who has not been identified, said that she has been left in searing pain and unable to walk or even sleep.

Speaking to media in her home country of Saudi Arabia, the woman's son said: "Nobody knows what it is. It looks like three toenails growing on the sole of her foot.



"It started a few years ago and has just got worse and worse."

According to reports, the family initially thought the growth was a small piece of metal stuck in her foot but after visiting several hospitals seeking treatment, medics were left stumped.

After viewing the images, one expert told the MailOnline the woman was likely suffering from a condition called cutaneous horns.

These are formed from the same protein found in fingernails and skin and are often caused by reaction to a foreign body - similar to the piece of metal the woman claims she stepped on.

Treatment is not easy and is done through clipping or plastic surgery.




Source - Mirror

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