Nguyen Thi Phuong from Vietnam is only 26, but you would be forgiven for mistaking her as an old woman.
After suffering an allergic reaction in 2008 and taking a variety of medications prescribed for it, Phuong’s skin on her face, neck and hands rapidly wrinkled and became saggy, giving her the appearance of a 70-year-old granny.
Rapid ageing: A mystery condition has apparently caused Nguyen Thi Phuong’s face to sag and wrinkle over a matter of day. She is pictured aged 21 on the left and 26 on the right
It all began when the young lady from Giong Trom district of Ben Tre province ate some seafood.
It made her face break out into an itchy rash so bad, that she used to scratch her face even in sleep, Phuong told Tuoi Tre, a major Vietnamese daily newspaper where the news first broke.
To alleviate the symptoms, she ate some medication her husband, Nguyen Thanh Tuyen, 34, bought her.
The medications did not work. She then visited a local doctor, who prescribed her pills for dermatitis.
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