23 Horrifying Diseases You Won't Believe Existed


We watch a show like House and chalk the implausibility of its patients' maladies up to sensationalism for the sake of entertainment. But how implausible is it really?

With the help of esteemed image manipulator AuntieMeme, we present to you a boatload of crazy-sounding diseases ... that are absolutely real.

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Werewolf Syndrome In the past, people with Congenital Hypertrichosis Lanuginosa (CHL)) were major sideshow attractions. Most famously, Fedor Jeftichew

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Rose-Gardener's Disease Roses are a source of Sporothrix Schenckii, a fungus that can kill you. If it enters through small cuts and abrasions, like Cr

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Porphyria oo2 00C It's speculated that porphyria is at least partially responsible for the vampire legend. Sufferers' gums recede to give the appearan

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Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis makes your face cave in. It's spread when a sand fly bites you, then poops in the wound. The r

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Alien Hand Syndrome People with Alien Hand Syndrome have a rogue hand that acts involuntarily, grasping objects or moving in a way contrary to what th

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