Some people are unfortunate to be born with rare and strange disease and doctors can’t help them too much. If it cannot be resolved with surgery and drugs, those rare and strange diseases marks them for life and complicates their existence. Here are the strangest rare diseases in the world. Do you believe they are real?
1) The man that was midget and then giant
Adam Rainer, born in Austria in 1899, at the age of 18 years had just 1.38 meters, which is why he was refused to enlist in the army.
Although it was very short, the man had very large feet (43 masks) at 18 and continued to grow, so that at 19 he measure 1.43 m and he was wearing at shoes measure 53.
After a while, the man began to grow strangely fast, so between the ages of 21 and 32 reached the height of 2.18 meters.
Doctors found that the Austrian suffered from acromegaly, a tumor on the pituitary gland, which controls growth hormones.
He died in 1950 at the age of 51 years having the measure of 2.34 meters tall and was the only person in the world that has been classified as a midget and giant.
2) ‘Benjamin Button’ Brothers, brothers whose mind is getting younger
Brothers Michael and Matthew Clark suffers from a rare and strange disease, that reminds us of the movie starring Brad Pitt, ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’.
The two brothers in the UK suffer from a disease called leukodystrophy, which affects the nervous system.
If a few years ago, one of them was working in the British air force and the other one ran a supermarket chain stores now, the two are only playing all day.
Many would say that the brothers ‘ have given in children’s minds’ but their disease is transmitted genetically and the daughter of one of them, pregnant now, worries that she could convey the strange condition.
3) Woman that has fingernails instead of hair
An American waman is suffering from one of the weirdest disease in the world and is the only one with this disease across the globe.
Isom Shanyna was preparing for a career as a lawyer when some asthma medications gave her a bizarre allergic reaction. She woke up in the night that instead of hair, her body started to produce … nails.
Doctors failed to detect the disease that women is suffering, but realized that her body produces 12 times more epithelial cells per hair follicle. Well, her hair is replaced by nails.
4) Boy with fish skin
Pan Xianhang from China, 8 years old, is suffering from a very rare and strange disease that makes the skin appear like having scaly fish.
The boy is struggling with terrible pain and he suffered mutations on the skin of the face, which is deformed.