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10 of the Most Bizarre Diseases in Humanity

Disease has existed since time immemorial. It has also mutated in its interaction with the environment into several categories that can be described as either malignant or benign. Some of these diseas

Disease has existed since time immemorial. It has also mutated in its interaction with the environment into several categories that can be described as either malignant or benign. Some of these diseases are downright bizarre. For example, the fish odor syndrome. As weird as it sounds, the fish odor syndrome is a serious issue. It occurs when a certain body enzyme is produced abnormally. The result of this is a strong fish-like odor emitted through the urine, sweat and breath. Another example of a bizarre disease is the alien hand syndrome. Sufferers of this syndrome lose control over their hands. They have hand movements, but these movements are not initiated by their brains.

In the 1700s, Jules Cotard identified another bizarre disease. He observed patients of this disease were convinced of being dead. They were also convinced that some of their body parts were missing, and they had no need to eat because they were dead. He also noticed that most of them died as a result of this belief. He called the disorder Cotard’s Syndrome. How about going to sleep and waking up with an entirely different accent from the one you went with to sleep? This bizarre disorder is called the foreign accent syndrome. Sufferers develop a completely different accent from their usual one, which is mostly caused by stroke.

How about having water allergy such that you cannot even cry? Here are 10 of the most bizarre diseases in humanity:

10 Walking Corpse Syndrome

9 Water Allergy

8 Stone Man Syndrome

7 Foreign Accent Syndrome

6 Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

5 Kleine–Levin Syndrome

4 Lewandowsky-Lutz Dysplasia

3 Parry–Romberg Syndrome

2 Fish Odor Syndrome

1 Alien Hand Syndrome

The Alien Hand Syndrome involves a hand involuntarily moving without being controlled by the patient. A patient may reach out for an object or even wave at people, all without the control of the hand. The person can feel the sensation in the hand, but they believe that the hand behaves independently from their body. Patients who have had their two brain hemispheres separated have a high chance of experiencing the alien hand syndrome. This procedure is usually done to reduce epileptic symptoms. Brain surgery, stroke, brain infections, brain tumors, aneurysms can also cause this syndrome.

Sources: dailymail.co.uk, medicinenet.com

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