Dr Mercy, “Affects one in a million”: Brad’s rare condition, shock images

From Dr Mercy, Brad showed up with a rare pathology: the images shown in the program are really shocking, impressive.

During the different episodes of her program, Dr Mercy has dealt with several patients suffering from more or less very common skin diseases. The one that pushed the good Brad instead, asking the dermatologist for help was an extremely rare pathology. “It affects one in a million”, commented the doctor to the cameras.

Brad. Credits: Discovery

Despite what one might believe, the first signs of her skin disease began to crop up about 4 years before her call for help. To the cameras de Dr Mercy, in fact, Brad said he first saw a small growths on his forehead, which have increased in number and thickness over the years. At the time of his participation in the program, Brad’s body was completely full of them. “I have it on my face, chest, armpits and groin area”, he told.

Brad’s illness had brought him several serious consequences. Starting with the fact that he had been unemployed for several months, the doctor’s patient said he almost lost his sight. The growths, in fact, have even grown on his eyelids, making his vision poorly functioning. “Retrieving it would be a blessing for me”, explained shortly before the visit. Let’s find out what happened. Although, we anticipate, there is no great news for him.

Brad’s rare disease to Dr Mercy: bad news, what happened

After the terrible drama told by Tiffany, the Dr Mercy he had to deal with another terrible case, but this time totally rare. To show up in his study, is Brad, suffering from disseminated xanthoma. As we said, it is a rather rare pathology which – as pointed out by the dermatologist – can cause not only irreversible damage if not treated well, but can even affect internal organs. Look how good Brad was because of his illness:

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Brad’s disease. Credits: Discovery

As can be clearly seen from the image above, the disseminated xanthoma consisted of the formation of many pustules – sometimes even purulent, as described by Brad – all over the body. Apparently, it would appear that the first growth of growths occurred when the doctor’s patient discovered he was diabetic.

Beyond the rarity of the disease, there is another bad news that Brad has had to contend with: There is no cure for disseminated xanthoma. Therefore, the only solution that Dr. Mercy was able to find was to have her patient undergo a chemotherapy cycle of about 6 months aimed at reducing the growths. And, later, undergo several surgeries to eliminate the xanthomas.

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Bad news Brad. Credits: Discovery

Three months after his first visit, Brad was in his fourth chemo session and said he was hopeful of the result.