Thursday, 4 December 2014

Hmm. 14 Most Bizarre Medical Conditions on Earth

WARNING: You may find the above images
unsettling, but we believe it is important to help
shed some light on these conditions and make
people more aware.
When most people think of a medical condition,
they typically don’t imagine maggot infestations
in someone’s mouth or people whose skin
resembles the bark of trees.
Some of us here in the office may suffer from the
occasional acne breakout, restless leg syndrome
or allergy attacks, but as annoying as these
things may be, they don’t compare to any of the
afflictions listed here.
Just when you think you’ve heard and seen it all,
there come along bizarre medical conditions like
these.
Our bodies may be vessels of extraordinary
evolution and biological complexity, but things
don’t always go as planned. Sometimes, the
human body begins to attack itself because of a
genetic mutation or is attacked by other
organisms.
The rare and little-understood medical conditions
these people suffer from baffle even the most
renowned specialists, and for many of them,
there is no known cure-all treatment.
Today, modern science is working to help society
better understand these disorders. Also, through
exploration, we can begin to grasp the full
potential of the human body.
Despite living with such bizarre medical
conditions, these people often display unusual
tenacity and grace — something that is rare even
among those not suffering from something as
debilitating as progeria, a rare genetic condition
that produces rapid aging in children.
A brief description of the medical conditions
listed above:
Cutaneous horns – precancerous skin growth.
Hypertrichosis aka “Werewolf Syndrome” – a
blanket medical term that refers to excessive
body hair.
Noma – a severe disfiguring gangrene of the
mouth and face that starts as a gingival ulcer and
spreads rapidly through the tissues.
Macrodactyly – defined as abnormally large
fingers or toes from birth due to overgrowth of
underlyingbone and soft tissue.
Polyostotic Fibrous Dysplasia – A disorder that
features the replacement of multiple areas of
bone by fibrous tissue, which may cause
fractures and deformity of the legs, arms, and
skull.
Progeria – a rare genetic condition that produces
rapid aging in children.
Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis an extremely
rare autosomal recessive genetic hereditary skin
disorder associated with a high risk of carcinoma
of the skin. The people resemble bark of trees .
Maggot Infestation – the image above is the
mouth of a man who suffers from a Sarcophagid
fly larvae infestation.
Polymelia – the presence of accessory limbs
attached to various body regions.
Diprosopus – a congenital defect also known as
craniofacial duplication. In the most extreme
instances, the entire face is duplicated, hence the
name diprosopus, which is Greek for two-faced.
Haemangioma – a condition that causes
abnormalities in the capillaries and veins in his
face.
Hidrocefalia – a buildup of fluid inside the skull
that leads to brain swelling. Hydrocephalus
means “water on the brain.”
Neurofibromatosis – a genetic condition which
causes uncontrollable growths along the nerves.
We mustn't fail to mention Ebola though, but all the same, we pray the Lord protects us and our loved ones from all this sicknesses.
Do you know anyone who suffers from any
of these bizarre medical conditions? Know of one
that’s stranger than the ones we listed? Let us
know in the comments.

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