25 Truly Bizarre Diseases Science Can’t Explain

We’ve all heard of the common cold, but what about the rare and bizarre disease no one has heard of? There are, unfortunately, a handful of rare syndromes and diseases plaguing certain people today. With symptoms from skin lesions to facial abnormalities without a known cause, doctors struggle to treat many of them. But what are these horrific diseases? Here are 25 Truly Bizarre Diseases Science Can’t Explain.

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Foreign Accent Syndrome

foreign accent syndromeSource: https://www.utdallas.edu/research/FAS/

Foreign Accent Syndrome is a rare disorder where a person suddenly changes speech patterns and sounds like they are speaking in a different accent. While scientists have linked this to stroke or Multiple Sclerosis, in some cases there have been no known link to why it’s happening at all.

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Burning Mouth Syndrome

burning mouth diseaseSource: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/burning-mouth-syndrome/home/ovc-20179959

People who have chronic burning pain in their mouth, tongue, gums, lips, and cheeks may have burning mouth syndrome. Unfortunately, there’s no known cause, and many doctors are unsure how to treat it.

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Laughing Death

laughing deathSource: http://mentalfloss.com/article/24796/quick-10-10-people-who-laughed-themselves-death

While the old saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine,” in some rare cases, it can lead to death. Throughout history, some people have laughed until they asphyxiated or their heart failed them.

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Water Allergy

urticariaSource: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/AllergiesNews/story?id=7401149

The Earth is made up of 70 percent of water, and our bodies are made up about the same amount. So, for those who have a water allergy, or aquagenic urticaria, the world can be a devastating place. People who get this allergy experience a red rash all over their skin.

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Schizophrenia

schizophreniaSource: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index.shtml

While doctors have come up with some ideas for why Schizophrenia occurs (genes, viruses, and problems at birth), they still haven’t reached anything conclusive. Schizophrenia is a severe and chronic mental disorder affecting how a person thinks, feels, and behaves.



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