Mystery ... 'cat-girl' has hair growing on arms and face
A SIX-YEAR-OLD dubbed "cat-girl" has baffled doctors after thick grey hair started growing uncontrollably all over her body.
Until just a few months ago little Li Xiaoyuan had just a tiny birthmark on her back.
But hair started to grow from the mole — and quickly spread over her entire back and is now starting to grow on her arms and face.
Her dad Li Yan said: "Doctors told us it was just a birthmark even when it started spreading but now it covers half her body.
"None of the other children want to play with her they are calling her cat-girl and are really mean."
Li's distraught mum, Li Jiang of Fengkai, southern China, said: "The poor girl - it breaks our hearts to see her suffer like this."
Surgeon Dr Lou Zhongquan of Zhaoqing City Dermatological Hospital believes the youngster may be suffering from a rare disease that sends normal moles out of control.
He said: "If they were smaller we could use laser treatment but even if we removed these with surgery there is a very strong chance of post surgery haemorrhage."