Almost everyone is afraid of dying of an illness, but some diseases are perhaps a lot more terrifying than others. These are the top 10 scariest diseases of all time;
Noma, Cancrum Oris
This horrible,rapidly progressive gangrene causes ulcers to form in the mouth or on genitals. Ulcers form on the mouth, slowly eating away at the flesh until only yellowing teeth and the jaw bone is visible, It might leave the patient disabled and without treatment, noma kills 90 percent of the people who catch it.
Emycetoma aka Madura’s foot
It is a chronic infection of the skin and underlying tissues caused by both bacteria and fungi capable of spreading throughout the body but is stereotypically found on the legs and feet. Initially, one suffering from this disease will notice a swelling on foot, followed by a discharge of pus.
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a form of chronic pain that usually affects an arm or a leg. CRPS typically develops after damage, a medical procedure, a stroke or, a respiratory failure. Studies also show that the pain and discomfort caused by CRPS can lead to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Someone suffering from CRPS will feel burning and stabbing pains or grinding and throbbing sensations. It can also cause numbness, swelling, joint pain and, insomnia.
Leprosy or Hansen’s disease
Leprosy is a chronic, progressive infection caused by a slow-growing type of bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae. This infection causes inflammation of the skin and eyes. It can eventually lead to the horrific loss of eyesight and body parts. Leprosy produces nerve damage, skin ulcers and, muscle weakness. If left untreated, it can lead to severe significant disability and disfigurement.
Filarial worm, loa loa worm
Loa loa is the roundworm species that causes Loa loa filariasis. Filarial worm is a parasite that likes to live in people’s eyes. It affects approximately 200 million people and is the second most common cause of blindness worldwide. When they occur elsewhere in the body, they cause a condition called elephantiasis, which results in the lower extremities swelling up. It might cause arthritis, rash, intense abdominal pain, and papules.
This infection is mostly caused by the consumption of raw shellfish or having an open wound when swimming. It can result in various symptoms such as intense diarrhea, vomiting, scorching dermatitis, and severe abdominal pain.
Ebola is a rare but deadly virus that causes body aches, fever and, diarrhea. It weakens the immune system and lowers the blood- clotting factors present in our body. People suffering from Ebola die within a few days due to severe internal bleeding and hemorrhaging. Doctors claim Ebola virus is responsible for liquefying your insides until you erupt blood from every cavity.
Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva
FOP is a rare disease and is nearly impossible to treat. FOP causes the body’s tissue repair systems to stop working, whenever some injury is sustained, as the body heals, it causes tendons, muscles, and ligaments in the body to turn to bone. This makes the body less flexible and makes it almost impossible to move, resulting in slowly paralyzing your body.
Imagine going to the bathroom 10-20 times a day and having a phobia of being more than 12 square feet away from a toilet. This is the kind of life these people live the whole year. It is a syndrome of acute onset of explosive watery diarrhea. The disturbing part is that it’s resistant to antibiotics. Accompanying symptoms include cramping, nausea ,vomiting and, fatigue.
Polyglandular Addison’s Disease
Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2 is an autoimmune disorder that affects many hormones-producing (endocrine) glands. Suffering from this hormonal disorder can result in prompt death due to unexpected emotional stress. The body is unable to produce adrenaline or ephedrine, which are the fight or flight hormones. The Absence of these hormones makes it impossible for the organs to respond to stress sufficiently enough and so go into shock before completely shutting down.
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