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Face of ‘bear den’ man is revealed after doctor’s psoriasis revelation

Face of ‘bear den’ man is revealed as doctor says emaciated ‘living mummy’ is really his patient suffering psoriasis and was never mauled by beast

  • Senior doctor in Kazakhstan claims Alexander P, 41, was never attacked by beast
  • The doctor instead said he suffered chronic psoriasis and other complications 
  • Last week, Russian media claimed Alexander had been dragged to a bear’s lair
  • But key aspects of story unravelled, with his language being wrong in the clip
  • And every hospital in mountainous Tuva region denied he had been their patient 

The face of a ‘living mummy’ who was believed to have been mauled by a bear has been revealed after his doctor claimed he actually has a skin condition.

A senior doctor in Kazakhstan claims Alexander P, 41, was never attacked by the beast but instead suffered from chronic psoriasis and other complications.

Last week the Russian media claimed Alexander had been dragged back to a bear’s lair for it to ‘eat later’.

A shocking video emerged of his emaciated face after he was saved by rescuers – with reports suggesting his injuries were caused by the bear.

A senior doctor in Kazakhstan claims Alexander P (pictured), 41, was never attacked by the beast but instead suffered from chronic psoriasis and other complications

The man was discovered in the den by hunting dogs

The man's torso

A graphic video and pictures showed the appalling condition of the ‘survivor’, who was said to have suffered a broken spine in the attack by the bear who stashed him to eat later 

‘The bear preserved me as food for later,’ Alexander was initially quoted as saying. 

Key aspects of the story soon unravelled, with background voices in the shocking video revealed as speaking Kazakh not the local Tuvan tongue in the region where the haggard victim was supposedly found.

And every hospital in mountainous Tuva region denied he had been their patient.

Claims about a bear attack were finally dispelled on Saturday by Alexander’s doctor, Dr Rustam Isaev, who revealed he suffers from the chronic skin condition – which Kim Kardashian also has.  

The man had been illegally filmed by medics and the footage released on the web, he said, vowing to find and ‘fire’ those responsible.

Alexander's doctor, Dr Rustam Isaev, revealed he suffers from the chronic skin condition - which Kim Kardashian also has

Alexander’s doctor, Dr Rustam Isaev, revealed he suffers from the chronic skin condition – which Kim Kardashian also has

Alexander P. in hospital after basic treatment. His doctor is furious at the way footage of the naked man taken during a medical examination was leaked

Alexander P. in hospital after basic treatment. His doctor is furious at the way footage of the naked man taken during a medical examination was leaked

The outside of the Aktob Medical Centre where the 41-year-old was receiving treatment for severe psoriasis

The outside of the Aktob Medical Centre where the 41-year-old was receiving treatment for severe psoriasis 

‘As chief doctor here I’m saying you, this is our guy, he is not from Tuva nor anywhere else in Russia.’

He said: ‘Alexander P is a resident of Aktobe city in Kazakhstan.

‘He was treated in our hospital and at the end of this week was discharged, in satisfactory condition, into his mother’s care. He suffers from psoriasis.

‘He had been lying at home, suffering from apathy, he did not want to live. He was in a depressive state.

‘He did not get treatment for his skin condition. He neglected his psoriasis, and in such a state he was brought to us. Now his mother has taken him away.’

He was continuing treatment as an outpatient. 

Alexander P. is currently continuing treatment as an outpatient as he recovers. Pictured before the skin condition took hold

Alexander P. is currently continuing treatment as an outpatient as he recovers. Pictured before the skin condition took hold

The 41-year-old was actually at Aktobe Medical Centre in Kazakhstan, miles away from where he was said to have been found in a Russian bear den

The 41-year-old was actually at Aktobe Medical Centre in Kazakhstan, miles away from where he was said to have been found in a Russian bear den

A picture shows him in hospital in Aktobe, which is some 1,600 miles from Kyzyl, the area where the the bear den incident was supposed to have happened.

Other pictures show the man before he contracted psoriasis.

The senior medic said the man’s mother did not want any further information released about her son’s condition.

She was ‘deeply upset’ over the video ‘purporting to show her son as the victim of a distressing bear attack’, said a family acquaintance.

The chief doctor is furious at the way footage of the naked man taken during a medical examination was leaked onto the web and then given a ‘false’ storyline.

The man's mother reportedly does not want any further information released about her son's condition

The man’s mother reportedly does not want any further information released about her son’s condition

The chief doctor is furious at the way footage of the naked man taken during a medical examination was leaked

Neighbours of the Kazakh citizen confirmed his identity and medical condition, saying the recognised the man shown on the 'bear den' video

The chief doctor is furious at the way footage of the naked man taken during a medical examination was leaked onto the web and then given a ‘false’ storyline

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