The Weirdest and Most Fascinating Disease and Disorders!

WARNING: THERE ARE IMAGES OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS BELOW.
VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

Hey there folks! This post can bring about paradoxical emotions such as disgust and mesmerization. It will be about some of the weirdest and yet most interesting diseases and disorders that you cannot even fathom. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Epidermolysis 

This condition is known to be a rare birth defect in the epidermis. It is also known as the Butterfly Disease. People with this condition have extremely sensitive and fragile skin. As a result, even the slightest irritation, such as temperature change, can trigger painful blisters and open wounds. The cause of this is the body’s inability to produce collagen. This disease does not just affect the epidermis of the skin but it also could occur with the epidermis of the mouth, esophagus, and stomach. Yikes! What’s worse is the fact that there is absolutely no cure for it.

 

Ectopia Cordis

You won’t believe this one! One in every 100,000 babies is born with this condition in which the heart is actually outside the rib cage! Unfortunately, this presents numerous risks for the heart, so many babies do not live long. However, there was this one miracle case in which a man named Christopher Wall was born with Ectopia Cordis and survived until the age of 33! Surgery is not really possible because the heart is such a delicate organ.

 

Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome

This rare condition is when there is a build-up of uric acid in all bodily fluids. The behavior of those who are victims of this disease are quite surprising. Those with this condition have a strange proclivity to purposefully hurt themselves. They sometimes bang their heads on objects, excessively bite their fingers, nails, or lips, and even try gouging their own eyes out!

 

Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia

Vampire lovers, pay close attention to this one! This disorder is also known as the Vampire Disorder because people who suffer from this condition develop pointy vampire-like teeth. This disorder also affects their hair, skin and nails. Signs of premature aging is also prevalent. Furthermore, people with this disorder must also stay out of the sun due to their lack of sweat glands.

 

Lamellar Ichthyosis 

This condition is another rare bare defect where the baby sheds its skin like a reptile. The baby is first born with shiny smooth skin that is known to be called the “collodion membrane”. This membrane sheds and gives way to the actual skin which is scaly and cracked. The baby is in high risk for infection, dehydration, and hypothermia. They also lack the protective outer layer which has the sweat glands. The scales amass near armpits or the groins and the babies usually don’t feel any pain. Unfortunately, the bright red scales are quite visible. This condition can also lead to ectropion, which is inversion of lips and eyelids.

 

Well I hope you enjoyed these few rarities. If you would like to check out rest of the article that intrigued me, feel free to visit the following link:
http://listverse.com/2014/01/30/10-more-fascinatingly-rare-disorders-revised/!

I hope you learned something! Enjoy the rest of break even though it is sadly almost over 😦 .

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