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10 Weird Diseases You Won’t Believe Really Exist Number 2 Will Drop Your Jaw

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I don’t know about you, but when I get ill I usually like to moan about it a lot; but maybe we should all thank our lucky stars that most of us

only come down with the occasional cold, because there are much worse options out there. Look at some of the symptoms of the diseases listed here and they read like unbelievable horror stories. Worms living inside you, your skin turning into bark, uncontrollable hair growth; all of a sudden a blocked nose and a cough doesn’t sounds too bad does it? It’s scary to think how fragile the body can be, although most of these diseases are very rare so you don’t need to concern yourself too much.

As you read this list of weird, freaky diseases, spare a thought for those suffering with them and be thankful that the majority of ailments you’ll ever have can be cured with some antibiotics and bed rest.

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Fibrodysplasia-ossificans-progressiva

That’s what a skeleton looks like when every bone has been fused together. This terrifying disease is also known as stone man syndrome; it’s one of the rarest conditions known to the medical world and there is no cure. The condition is caused by a mutation in the body’s repair mechanism that causes all damaged tissue to be replaced with a bone like substance. Any trauma to the body causes muscle, ligaments and tendons to be replaced with bone.

Surgery is the only way to remove the extra bone growth, unfortunately the trauma of surgery causes to body to increase bone production, worsening the situation. One man who suffered from this affliction donated his body to science when he died; at this point his entire body had been fused together with extra bone growth.

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