Most of us are born with no deformities and a fully functioning body but there are others who, unfortunately, are born with rare diseases that will make your eyes pop. Mutation a normal reaction for most can sometimes turn into a bigger problem for others. As cruel as it may sound but some people’s disabilities are easy to manage because they are well known and so are the causes, effects and treatment but there are some people who suffer from problems that are so rare that the simple fact of a normal life becomes a distant dream for them. These are some such conditions.
1. Proteus syndrome
A rare condition in which certain parts of the body continue to keep growing, it leaves the person with giant feet, hands and head resulting in difficulty in movement.
2. Craniopagus parasiticus or parasitic twin
Formed during pregnancy where one’s twin gets attached to the body of the other. One such case of Craniopagus is Rudy, who has arms, legs, nipples and ears attached to his body.
3. Granma with a horn
Three years ago what started to look as a mole, started to grow rapidly for Granny Zhao. Today after 36 months it resembles a goat’s horn surprising all the doctors on the possible causes.
4. Anecephaly (Baby Frog)
Also termed as no brain, this condition is caused during pregnancy when the neural tube fails to close. Children who suffer from this disorder have an absence of the fore brain which is used for cognition, and skull and scalp.
Neurofibroma is a tumor that is nerve based yet not malignant. One such case of this disorder is Chen who’s right foot has a tumor that has grown to weigh 150 pounds making the man immovable.
6.The Tumor That Got Out Of Control!
When José Mestre from Portugal was fourteen when he developed a tumor that started growing on his lips. Soon enough on being ignored the tumor grew 5 kilograms covering his entire face and blinding him in an eye. Due to religious beliefs and financial situations he has continued to ignore the problem resulting in difficulty in sleeping, eating and performing daily activities.
Those who have watched the famous movie Benjamin Button starring Brad Pitt will have a clear perspective on the disease. A genetic disorder that is extremely rare, children who suffer from this experience accelerated aging causing balding, rigid and crumpled skin, abnormality in bone functioning, also involving severe arthritis, and other impairments usually associated with old people. The kids who suffer from them usually live a short live spanning up to 20 years and succumb to it by strokes or heart malfunctions, etc.
8. Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis
Known as the tree man, he suffers from Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis that causes skin eruptions that cause wart like structures to grow all over the body. Those with this are prone to the HPV infection that accelerates this disorder. These warts start to look like horns and resemble a tree structure.
This disorder causes the one suffering from it to resemble a bear with excessive hair all over the body. The rearrangement of the chromosome eight in a three month fetus causing a disruption between the epidermis and dermis causes this disorder which makes hair grow from head to toe and regions where it is not common for man to have hair growth.
10. The Woman Who was Born with Two Vaginas
Hazel Jones suffers from a condition which causes her to have two uterus’s and cervix’s. This 27 year old had no clue of her one in a million disorder and always wondered why she has excruciating pain during her periods. It was not until she was 18 when her boyfriend requested her to get it checked as it was not normal and different. Uterus Didelphys is certainly a condition that most have unheard of and one that is extremely rare.