Chonburi Red Cross aids Nongkhangkhok girl with rare disease

Friday, 12 July 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 28 By  CPRD

The Chonburi Red Cross is helping a Nongkhangkhok child suffering from a rare skin disease.

Red Cross President Bussarawadee Ekachai and Nongkhangkhok Mayor visited 5-year-old Patikorn Chuayklang and her parents June 28, donating cash to be used the Suwanwittaya School nursery student’s treatment at Chulalongkorn University Hospital in Bangkok.

Patikorn was said to be suffering a “mystery disease” affecting only 1 in 500,000 people. It bears symptoms similar to Melanocytic nevus, with her entire right arm being covered in thick, dark hair. In addition, she has other spots and moles all over her body. Giant pigmented nevi are dangerous in that they may morph into cancerous melanoma if left untreated.

Little Miss Patikorn Chuayklang is suffering from a rare skin disease that, amongst other symptoms, has engulfed her entire right arm in thick, dark hair.Little Miss Patikorn Chuayklang is suffering from a rare skin disease that, amongst other symptoms, has engulfed her entire right arm in thick, dark hair.

The child is scheduled to undergo laser-removal treatment at Chulalongkorn University Hospital. In addition to the Red Cross donation, the Nongkhangkhok government has arranged transportation to the Bangkok hospital for treatment.

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