The 20 Most Shocking And Bizarre Diseases In The World

Most of us live our lives, going day to day, not worrying about sickness or any type of disease that could devastate our reality. Sadly, all throughout the world, there exists many individuals who are going through very terrible experiences. These even include crazy diseases such as Alien Hand Syndrome, or Alice In Wonderland Syndrome.

It certainly isn't easy for these people to live normal lives, and while some diseases are far worse than others, it doesn't mean that their lives aren't difficult as well. It certainly makes us realize how thankful we should be for the parts of our lives that are so normal and well taken care of. Unfortunately, a lot of these people do not have the luxury of keeping their disorders and diseases in check. They live their lives the best they can and try their hardest at making the most of what they are given. But that sometimes isn't enough.

Compiled here is a list of 20 of these rare diseases that affect so many around the world. Read them and realize that there are some very strange things in the world. *WARNING* Some of these photos are just for fun, but others are real, and quite graphic.

20 Exploding Head Syndrome


19 Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

via:Well - The New York Times

18 Necrotizing Fasciitis

17 Menkes Disease

16 Alien Hand Syndrome


15 Lymphatic Filariasis


14 Cotard's Delusion


13 Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis


12 Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva


11 Polydactylism


10 Argyria


If you've been in contact with silver salts for a very long time, or ingested the substance, you might want to take a look in the mirror. There is a very good chance your skin could be a different color along with dull and dark.

9 Proteus Syndrome


8 Werewolf Syndrome


7 Porphyria


6 Lion Face Syndrome


5 Progeria


4 Hailey-Hailey Disease


3 Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome

2 Parry-Romberg Syndrome


1 Lamprey Disease!?


If anyone ever gave a description about the worst disease to ever affect the human population, there is a possibility that you heard the words Lamprey Disease. It was something thought to spread around by word of mouth as a disease that left the eyes and other parts of the body looking like the mouth of a Lamprey. Thank God, however, that this disease was finally proved to be a HOAX. If you are among the few that have never seen one of these terrifying pictures, you may be one of the lucky ones. While this disease isn't real, it's certainly well worth mentioning considering the scare it created in the year 2007. That's when the hoax was released and made viral by people all over the internet. Even today, people are still talking about the photos that will continue to haunt them to this day. There has probably never been a "medical" hoax picture so scary as this one.

Sources: HowStuffWorks, MayoClinic, LolWot, Wikipedia

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