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10 Rare Diseases That You Wish Were Not Real!

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In the United States, a disease is considered rare if it affects not more than 200,000 people at any given time. In the United Kingdom, if 1 out of 2000 individuals is affected, then it is classified as rare.

The signs and symptoms of most rare diseases are peculiar and shocking for some since not too many people know about it. Individuals who have such conditions are often feared, if not ridiculed. Maybe if we enlighten the public about these disorders, they would show compassion and understanding instead.

Below is a list of 10 rare diseases. However, I should warn you that the pictures you are about to see may be too graphic.

#1. Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis or the Tree Man Disease


Photo credit: flipper

Like most rare diseases, epidermodysplasia verruciformis is a genetic or inherited disease. A person with this syndrome is vulnerable to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. It usually presents as wart-like lesions on sun-exposed areas like the face, neck, chest, arms, and legs. The skin eventually looks like the bark or root of a tree.

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