The medicine changes and develops since ancient times. For hundreds of years people have managed to make many discoveries and developments that helped to cure several diseases that before were considered incurable. And there’s a lot to know about what can harm a person. Even today there are diseases against which the doctors are running out of breath.
Great.guru has compiled a list of 9 strange diseases, about which still many people have never heard of and to whom the medicine is ineffective.
9. Eating disorder
There is a mental disorder like pica. People with this condition feel an irresistible desire for consuming food or objects of little groceries: paper clips, screws, clay, chalk, tooth powder. In modern medicine the pica is considered as a symptom of iron deficiency anemia.
Often this disorder is seen in children and women of all ages, and also in regions with a low socio-economic level. The pike is found in people with developmental disorders such as autism and often have pregnant women.
8. Fibrous dysplasia ossificans
Fibrous dysplasia ossificans is a disease with strong genetic and rare, with which to progressively the soft tissue becomes bone. The process develops as time passes and begins at 10 years in children with the mutation of a particular gene. The first recorded cases date back to the SEVENTEENTH century.
The basis of this disease is the formation of inflammatory processes in muscles, tendons or ligaments. As a result ossify, that is to say, they are converted into bones.
7. The syndrome of Alice in Wonderland
The syndrome of Alice in Wonderland or micropsia is a condition misleading that affects the visual perception, when the person sees objects much smaller than they are in reality. Different objects or their parts appear distant to the person or at the same time very nearby.
This state is the result of pathological changes in the mind and has nothing to do with the damage in the eyes. In addition to the visual perception, the syndrome also affects the ear, the touch, and sometimes to the display of your own body. The micropsia can be manifested with the coming of darkness, when the brain feels the lack of signal of the size of the objects.
6. Syndrome of the hand strange
It is a strong neurological disorder with which one or the two hands perform movements by themselves, regardless of the will of the person. It is also known as “syndrome Dr. Strangelove”, in honor of the hero of the movie of Stanley Kubrick, whose hand sometimes trying to strangle him.
The first case of this disorder was studied by the German Kurt Goldstein in 1909. He observed a patient at the time of sleep began to choke with the left hand. The neurologist found no mental disorder, and interrupted the observation, since the movements ceased to manifest itself. After his death, performed an autopsy and found damage in the brain. Because of them the communication between the hemispheres had been destroyed. This damage led to the development of the syndrome.
5. Fatal familial insomnia
This is a disease hereditary very rare and incurable. They are known to only 40 families that have this condition. Begins to develop between the ages of 30 to 60 years of age and lasts from 7 to 36 months.
Fatal familial insomnia was discovered by Ignacio Roiter in 1979. I watched the death by insomnia of two relatives of his wife and a day in the file it found the medical history of other family members with a disease similar. In 1984, he became ill another relative of the wife of Roiter. After his death, his brain was sent to the united States for research. There is not possible to identify the mutation, and find out that the disease is transmitted by a dominant gene.
People with this allergy rarely have rashes after the contact with the water. After each toilet rash appears on the skin, which last for up to two hours.
The rash often affects women and the beginning of this disease usually occurs in puberty. The allergy to water is little known, because only logged about 50 cases. Cure hives is impossible. However, there are a number of recipes that relieve the outbreaks.
3. Syndrome Kleine-Levin
Is another rare disease of a neurological disorder that is characterized by episodes of constants of excessive sleepiness and deterioration of mental capacities.
Those who suffer from this disease sleep most part of the day (up to 18 hours or more) and wake up only to eat and go to the bathroom. When someone tries to disrupt the sleep of the sick, becomes more irritable and aggressive. However, waking these patients is very difficult. Often this disease appears in the youth.
2. Syndrome of Cotard
The syndrome of Cotard or delirium nihilist is a mental illness that combines the anxious depression and an alteration of the world. The person who has this disease thinks that everything around him is unreal and to think that she herself is dead.
These patients are characterized by having ideas and unrealistic thoughts nihilists in the midst of an affection of melancholy and anxious. For example, they may complain saying they have no heart or have their intestines rotten. There were some reported cases in which patients said that for a long time they were dead.
Closes this list the other inherited disease of neurological disorder: the hipereplexia. This condition can appear at any age. It is characterized by a reaction of fright: flickers and spasms of body arising from the sudden noise, touch or movement.
A peculiarity distinctive of this disease is the great tension of the muscles due to which the person may be completely immobilized. Also, some people may have an unsteady gait and hyperreflexia.
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