Cross your fingers, a lot of you might probably hate the photos in this article and would think what encouraged me to write all this and do a research, didn’t I get scared downloading the photos. Yes, like any other normal human being, of course! I too was taken aback when I was researching on these aberrated diseases that do exist in this world and not popularly known to humankind.
My basic objective is just to have a self-realization that how much blessed I am to have a normal and healthy body and how few unfortunate people suffer from filthy diseases and how abnormal their lives must be.
Thank God! that at least we have decent hospitals with qualified doctors who possess knowledge of these diseases and knew whether they are curable or not, otherwise, just imagine, how difficult and gruesome it is to suffer from such disease and no one’s there to actually help.
That self-realization prompted me to start googling diseases in my spare time. There are just so many amazing things that can go wrong with the human body!
Cutaneous horn is a clinical diagnosis referring to a conical projection of cornified material above the surface of the skin that resembles a miniature horn.
It is a descriptive term used for a disproportionate enlargement of digit either present at birth or develops within the first few years of life. It usually affects both the soft tissue and skeletal elements. This condition is also commonly called as gigantism.
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 .
Haemangioma is the most common type of birthmark. It is a benign (non-cancerous) tumor of the cells, called endothelial cells, which normally line the blood vessels. In haemangiomas, the endothelial cells multiply at an abnormally rapid rate. This collection of small blood vessels forms a lump in or under the skin.
A buildup of fluid inside the skull that leads to brain swelling. Hydrocephalus means "water on the brain."
Noma, or Cancrum oris, is a gangrenous infection that pretty much only affects young children with poor hygiene and bad nutrition.
A 75 years old diabetic man came to the author with complaints of boring pain in his right big toe and sleepless nights for about a week. The patient was not aware that he had several worms eating his flesh.On examination it was found that it was maggot induced diabetic ulcer.
Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that disturbs cell growth in your nervous system, causing tumors to form on nerve tissue. These tumors may develop anywhere in your nervous system, including in your brain, spinal cord and nerves. It is usually diagnosed in childhood or early adulthood.
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. A genetic disorder that is characterized by polyostotic fibrous dysplasia along with skin pigmentation and hormonal problems, with premature sexual development, is known as McCune-Albright's syndrome.
Polymelia is a birth defect involving limbs (a type of dysmelia), in which the affected individual has more than the usual number of limbs. In humans and most land-dwelling animals, this means having five or more limbs. The extra limb is most commonly shrunken and/or deformed.
Progeria, also known as Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome, is an extremely rare, progressive genetic disorder that causes children to age rapidly, beginning in their first two years of life. Children with progeria generally appear normal at birth. During the first year, signs and symptoms, such as slow growth and hair loss, begin to appear.
Hypertrichosis is the overproduction of hair anywhere on the body. Men and women, babies and adults -- the condition doesn't discriminate. There are variations of the disorder, some resulting in hair growth patterns that likely contributed to ancient "wolfman" folklore and hence the name 'Werewolf Syndrome'.
The exact description of diprosopus refers to a fetus with a single trunk, normal limbs, and facial features that are duplicated to a certain degree. A less severe instance is when the fetus has a duplicated nose and the eyes are spaced far apart. In the most extreme instances, the entire face is duplicated, hence the name diprosopus, which is Greek for two-faced.