Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Video: Elephantiasis

This old video shows Vincent Oketch, a 10 year old Ugandan who died from a complicated mix of a faulty lymphatic system, elephantiasis and necrotizing fasciitis.

The swelling also affected Vincent's bones, leading to a dislocated hip and broken ankles. Oketch had just started trying out walking at one-and-a-half years old when the strange disease hit him.

He died in 2012 due to heart failure before surgeons could operate on him.

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