The 25 strangest diseases in the world that scientists still can't explainPictolic
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Science has achieved serious success in medicine — now it is possible to cope with such diseases that our ancestors only dreamed of defeating. However, there are still diseases that make doctors throw up their hands in disbelief. The origin of some of them is unknown, or they affect the body in an absolutely incredible way. Perhaps one day it will be possible to explain these strange diseases and cope with them, but for now they still remain a mystery to humanity.
From people who can dance themselves to death to allergies to water-here are 25 incredibly strange, but real diseases that science cannot explain!
Acute flabby myelitis
After the invention of the vaccine, scientists claimed that the disease was defeated. But, despite the assurances of the WHO, polio still does not give up — its outbreaks occur from time to time in different countries. At the same time, already vaccinated people are sick, because the virus of Asian origin has acquired an unusual mutation.
Berardinelli — Seip congenital lipodystrophy (SLBS)
"Exploding head" syndrome
Sudden infant death syndrome
Severe visual hallucinations, or Charles Bonnet syndrome
Although there are few recorded cases of this disease, it is believed that it is widespread among elderly people suffering from blindness. From 10 to 40% of blind people suffer from Charles Bonnet syndrome. Fortunately, unlike the other diseases listed here, the symptoms of severe visual hallucinations disappear by themselves after a year or two, as the brain begins to adapt to the loss of vision.
Shackled person syndrome
At the end of the XVI century, the "English sweating fever" suddenly disappeared and has never appeared anywhere since, so now we can only speculate about the nature of this very unusual and mysterious disease.
Peruvian Meteorite Disease
Kuru disease, or laughing death
The disease spread through ritual cannibalism, namely, eating the brain of a patient with this disease. With the eradication of cannibalism, the Kuru practically disappeared.
Cyclic vomiting syndrome
Blue skin syndrome, or acanthoceratoderma
Morgellons ' disease
The disease of the twentieth century
Progeria, Getchinson-Guilford syndrome
The causes of this disease are still insufficiently studied. It is known that it is hereditary and is associated with improper synthesis of red blood cells. Many scientists are inclined to believe that in most cases it occurs as a result of incest.
Gulf War Syndrome
Jumping Frenchman syndrome from Maine