Have You Ever Seen More Weird Diseases Like These?

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We’re fascinated by those rare diseases when we were kids, like blue-skinned people, are they alien or something? And Vampire syndrome, they all sounded mysterious and weird, we just couldn’t hear enough about them. And we still do, but as an adult, we are also terrified. Some diseases are very rare and if you catch them, you’re a goner. Here’s a list with 10 of the most weird and rare diseases.

1. Progeria: the 80-Year-Old Children

Progeria the 80-Year-Old Children
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Progeria is an extremely rare genetic disorder wherein symptoms resembling aspects of aging are manifested at a very early age. Progeria is one of several progeroid syndromes. The word progeria comes from the Greek words “pro”, meaning “before” or “premature”, and “gēras”, meaning “old age”. The disorder has a very low incidence rate, occurring in an estimated 1 per 8 million live births.Those born with progeria typically live to their mid teens to early twenties. It is a genetic condition that occurs as a new mutation, and is rarely inherited, as patients usually do not live to reproduce. Although the term progeria applies strictly speaking to all diseases characterized by premature aging symptoms, and is often used as such, it is often applied specifically in reference to Hutchinson–Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS). (  wikipedia )

2. Elephantiasis: grossly enlarged members

Elephantiasis grossly enlarged members 2
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Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) caused by three species of thread-like nematode worms. The clinical symptoms of the infection involve skin fissures and painful swelling of the legs, genitals, and breasts. The second most common global cause of long-term disability, LF is endemic in 82 countries in Africa, Asia, South America, and the Pacific, afflicting over 120 million people. Severe morbidity arises from acute episodes of inflammation called adenolymphangitis, while social and economic well-being are severely compromised by stigmatization resulting from the debilitating and disfiguring nature of the disease. Manifestations of such exclusion include limited marriage and employment prospects, while shame associated with affliction can reduce motivation to seek treatment. These issues further reduce the economic independence of patients, perpetuating the cycle of poverty faced by those afflicted with LF. ( Source )

3. Werewolf Syndrome: the wolf people

Werewolf Syndrome the wolf people
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Hypertrichosis (also called Ambras syndrome) is an abnormal amount of hair growth over the body; extensive cases of hypertrichosis have informally been called werewolf syndrome,because the appearance is similar to the werewolf. The two distinct types of hypertrichosis are generalized hypertrichosis, which occurs over the entire body, and localized hypertrichosis, which is restricted to a certain area. Hypertrichosis can be either congenital (present at birth) or acquired later in life. The excess growth of hair occurs in areas of the skin with the exception of androgen-dependent hair of the pubic area, face, and axillary regions. ( wikipeida )

 4. Blue Skin Disorder: the blue people

Blue Skin Disorder
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Argyria or argyrosis (from Greek: ἄργυρος argyros silver) is a condition caused by inappropriate exposure to chemical compounds of the element silver, or to silver dust.[1] The most dramatic symptom of argyria is that the skin turns blue or bluish-grey. It may take the form of generalized argyria or local argyria. Generalized argyria affects large areas over much of the visible surface of the body. Local argyria shows in limited regions of the body, such as patches of skin, parts of the mucous membrane or the conjunctiva. ( wikipedia )

5.  Blaschko’s lines: strange stripes all over the body

Blaschko's lines strange stripes all over the body
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Blaschko’s lines, also called the Lines of Blaschko, are skin lines invisible under normal conditions. They become apparent when some diseases of the skin or mucosa manifest themselves according to these patterns. They follow a “V” shape over the back, “S” shaped whorls over the chest, stomach, and sides, and wavy shapes on the head. ( wikipedia )

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