Progeria: The Old Children
Stendhal's Syndrome: Shocking Arts
Alien Hand Syndrome: My hand is trying to kill me!!!
|Alien Hand Syndrome|
There are many theories about the cause of this weird disease. One theory says that the AHS is caused by the disconnection between different parts of the brain, as a result different parts of the brain are able to command bodily movements. This weird disorder was identified in 1909 and only 40 to 50 cases are recorded since then.
Elephantiasis: Enlarged Muscles
Elephatiasis is best known by swelling of the skin and tissues especially in the legs. The name of the disease means, "inflammation of the elephant". The characteristic symptoms of Elephantiasis includes swelling of the lower parts of the body specially legs. Elephantiasis is caused by parasitic thread-like worms which are transmitted in the human body by mosquitoes. The disease is most widely spread in India and Africa specially Ethiopia where Elephantiasis occurs in almost 6% of the population in the worst affected areas.
Trichotillomania: I'll pull your hair out!
Trichotillomania is a weird mental syndrome in which the sufferer experiences strong urge to pull one's hair out. The hair are most commonly pulled from the scalp resulting into hair loss, but eyebrows and eyelashes can also be the more affected sites. The name Trichotillomania consists of three parts, 'trich' meaning hair, 'till' to pull and 'mania' meaning extreme love for an object, person or activity. So Trichotillomania is extreme love for pulling out hair.
Pica: The urge to eat non-eatable items
Pica is the diseases which generates an urge to eat stuff other than food. Pica sufferers eat soil, paper, stones and even feces. The disease is most common in children and is usually caused by mineral deficiency.
Werewolf Syndrome: The wolf people
Hypertrichosis or the Werewolf syndrome is the abnormal growth of hair on the body. The weird and strange disease is called the werewolf syndrome because the sufferers look like werewolf excepts for the sharp teeth and claws. The most important symptom of this disease is the growth of excess hair on all over the body even covering the whole face. The werewolf disease is completely genetic and is inherited from parents. One of the most famous cases of the werewolf syndrome is that Saputra Sasuphan, an 11 year old girl, who was named as the world's most hairiest girl.