Bizarre Diseases That Science Has No Explanation For

By: Shibu Purushothaman

No matter how classified and intellectual scientists we have, the truth is even top-class scientists have failed to explain how these diseases have affected mankind.

From a burning mouth syndrome to water allergy, scientists have failed to explain the cause and remedy of these diseases. Earlier, 2014 was a stressful year for doctors, as it demanded the cause and remedy of one of the most dangerous diseases, Ebola.

Ebola outbreak became an overnight sensation, which forced the scientists to work mutually in fighting against this deadly disease.

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Ebola is not the only mysterious disease in the list, in fact, there are many other diseases as well that science has failed to explain.

But the good thing to consider is doctors and scientists are still working towards developing a powerful vaccine that can help fight off these bizarre syndromes.

So, check out for some of the most bizarre diseases that science is yet to find an answer for to eradicate it completely.

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1. Water Allergy

Yes, there is an unusual and uncommon disease known as water allergy. Where the earth is made of 70 percent water, there are individuals around the world who have allergy towards water. People suffering from water allergy generally observe red rashes on their skin, which can lead to irritation and itching throughout the day. For people suffering from aquagenic urticaria or water allergy, the earth can surely be the worst place to stay.

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2. SIDS

SIDS is one among the common diseases whose cause is unknown. According to the studies, it is said that 1 baby out of 100 dies due to SIDS. This is also known as crib death, where children generally die in their sleep. The cause of this disease remains unknown and generally it can be seen between 1-month-old babies and 1-year-old infants.

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3. Mad Cow Disease

Mad cow disease is a rare cow disease, which guarantees that the brain of the cow turns into a mush, which leads to the death of the animal. This disease is also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy or BSE. However, this disease cannot affect humans.

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4. Dancing Plague

Dancing plague was discovered in 1518 where more than 400 people were suffering from this mysterious disease. Dancing plague is generally a disease where a person can dance uncontrollably for days, until he dies of heart attack or exhaustion. After many researches and studies conducted, it was unclear to know the exact reason behind why people started dancing uncontrollably! Even modern medicines fail to heal this problem now.

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5. Sleeping Sickness

Sleeping sickness is a dangerous condition which affects the brain of a person, leaving him motionless and speechless like a statue. There are many theories related to this disease and the cause of this disease is still unknown. Most of the people have died during the first stage of the disease. Few doctors have said that there is a mysterious virus that attacks the body of a person, leaving him speechless and still throughout the life.

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6. Sweating Sickness

Sweating sickness is considered to be a highly dangerous disease, which has killed thousands of people until now. Its symptom include sudden pain and cold followed by excessive sweat. Sweating sickness is so deadly that it can kill a person after few hours of continuous sweating. There are many cases found for the disease but no clear evidence has been obtained yet.

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7. Persistent Genital Disorder

People who suffer from persistent genital disorder frequently arouse for no reason! Doctors have researched on the same but there are no causes found until now. It is quite difficult to diagnose the cause of persistent arousing of a person. This disease can last for a few months and can seriously affect your daily life.

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8. Alice In Wonderland Syndrome

This is another bizarre and fascinating syndrome which is called the Alice in Wonderland Syndrome. A person suffering from this generally feels like he is getting smaller or growing in a small room. Few other people suffering from this syndrome believe that their bed is shrinking or room is growing. After doing a lot of research, scientists and top class doctors failed to explain the reason behind this syndrome.

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9. Working Hand Syndrome

Another common yet strange disease that might affect anyone among us is working hand syndrome. This is a strange disease that can increase numbness, pain, burning sensation or tingling sensation during the night time. After a lot of studies, it was found that people suffering from this may face increased muscle pain or damaged nerves, making it difficult to cure this.

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10. Blue Skin Disease

This is a rare and genetically inherited disease, which is called Methemoglobinemia, where a person's skin tends to turn totally blue. Generally, a person suffers from a high level of met-hemoglobin, a molecule in red blood cells which distributes the oxygen to the body. There are many people who suffer from this problem. The causes and the remedy for the same have remained unsolved however.

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Story first published: Monday, November 13, 2017, 14:41 [IST]
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