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10 Probably The Strangest Medical Conditions [18+]

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It’s never pleasant when you got sick. However, there are some diseases that are not only annoying, but literally strange. Here’s my list of 10 probably the strangest medical conditions. In some cases you will find it weird and hard to believe – but yes, they are all real.

Warning! Some of the pictures and descriptions might be inappropriate for some people. You have been warned.

1. Walking Corpse Syndrome

Photo by Scott Beale

Photo by Scott Beale

Cotard delusion is a very rare mental illness also known as Walking Corpse Syndrome. The afflicted people are in delusion that they are dead. They also feel that they lack the different parts of the body, or internal organs. In some cases, patients even might think they are immortal. One of the symptoms of the disease are eating disorders, as well as spending large amounts of time in cemeteries.

2. Stone Man Syndrome

Photo by emofriedrice

Photo by emofriedrice

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), sometimes referred to as Stone Man Syndrome, is an extremely rare disease of the connective tissue. A mutation of the body’s repair mechanism causes fibrous tissue (including muscle, tendon, and ligament) to be ossified spontaneously or when damaged. In many cases, injuries can cause joints to become permanently frozen in place. Surgical removal of the extra bone growths has been shown to cause the body to “repair” the affected area with more bone.

3. Cold urticaria

Photo by Tim RT

Photo by Tim RT

Cold Urticaria (essentially meaning “cold hives”) is an allergy where hives (urticaria) form on the skin after exposure to a cold stimulus. The welts are usually itchy and often the hands and feet will become itchy and swollen as well. The acquired form is most likely to occur between ages 18–25 and can last for life.

4. Tree man illness

Photo by pixshark

Photo by pixshark

Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (also knows as Lewandowsky-Lutz dysplasia or Tree man illness) is an extremely rare autosomal recessive genetic hereditary skin disorder associated with a high risk of carcinoma of the skin. It is characterized by abnormal susceptibility to human papillomaviruses (HPVs) of the skin. The resulting uncontrolled HPV infections result in the growth of scaly macules and papules, particularly on the hands and feet.

5. Xeroderma pigmentosum

Xeroderma pigmentosum, or XP, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of DNA repair in which the ability to repair damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) light is deficient.The disease symptomps include severe sunburn when exposed to only small amounts of sunlight, irregular dark spots on the skin or red eyes. This disease involves both sexes and all races, with an incidence of 1:250,000 in the United States. XP is roughly six times more common in Japanese people than in other groups.

6. Elephantiasis

Photo by CDC

Photo by CDC

Lymphatic filariasis also known as elephantiasis is caused by parasitic worms of the Filarioidea type. Many cases of the disease have no symptoms. Some however develop large amounts of swelling of the arms, legs, or genitals. The skin may also become thicker and pain may occur.

7. Werewolf syndrome

Hypertrichosis (also called Ambras syndrome or werewolf syndrome) is an abnormal amount of hair growth over the body, similar to the werewolf.The disease can be either congenital (present at birth) or acquired later in life in both men and women.

8. Water allergy

Aquagenic urticaria (also known as water allergy) is a rarely diagnosed form of physical urticaria. It is sometimes described as an allergy, although it is not a true histamine-releasing allergic reaction like other forms of urticaria. The defining symptom is a painful skin reaction resulting from contact with water. This may also be the effect of different temperatures of water, such as cold or hot, and can flare with chemicals such as fluorine and chlorine.

9. Alien hand syndrome

nothing can stop the claw

Alien hand syndrome (AHS), a rare neurological disorder that causes hand movement without the person being aware of what is happening or having control over the action. The afflicted person may sometimes reach for objects and manipulate them without wanting to do so, even to the point of having to use the healthy hand to restrain the alien hand.

10. Congenital insensitivity to pain

zohan i feel no pain

If you watched Adam Sandler’s You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, you’ve probably remember the scene when Zohan says “I feel no pain” during the fight with Phantom. You might be surprised but insensitivity to pain is actual disease and it’s very dangerous. It is caused by increased production of endorphins in the brain. The life of a patient afflicted with this kind of disorder is actually under constant threat, for example, the patient may bleed and did not even feel it.

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