The human body is unique. This is so not only because of its complex structure and functions; unique also are the conditions and diseases that can ruin it. Below we've compiled a list of the strangest medical conditions ever recorded.
Alien Hand Syndrome
In this disorder, the victim loses control of their own hands and feels as though they are someone else's and being controlled by others. The cause of it is the disconnection between the brain regions as a result of trauma.
Also formally known as Hypertrichosis, there are about 50 people in the world suffering from Werewolf Syndrome. It is characterized by excess amounts of hair growth on absolutely all parts of the body. Unfortunately, not even laser hair removal can help these individuals because the hair regrows incredibly fast.
Stone Man Syndrome
This extremely rare mutation is expressed after physical trauma. Different parts of the body - muscles, tendons and ligaments - turn to bone and fuse with the skeleton. As a result, the person becomes completely paralyzed.
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
In this condition, individuals perceive different objects as either much larger or much smaller than they actually are. It is caused by trauma to the occipital lobe.
Walking Corpse Syndrome
Those suffering from this psychological disorder believe they are dead or that they have lost all of their vital organs. It's often caused by trauma to the head. Victims believe they are immortal, which leads to unintentional suicides. In the past 10 years, the number of cases of this syndrome has increased by 120%.
This allergy causes a painful rash in all affected by it. It's extremely dangerous during summer because victims get a flare up even from their own sweat and tears.
Fish Odor Syndrome
Persons suffering from this syndrome lose their sense of smell. Once they develop the disorder, absolutely everything starts to smell like fish to them.
Blue Skin Syndrome
Also known as Smurf Syndrome, individuals suffering from it have a strong blue hue to their skin. It is caused by methemoglobinemia - exceptionally low levels of oxygen in the blood. Luckily, the disease is curable.
Tree Skin Syndrome
Also known as epidermodysplasia verruciformis, this genetic skin disorder is caused by the human papillomavirus, resulting in the appearance of warts, resembling bark-like skin.See more