HomeFeaturedTop 10 Rare Diseases Found In Human Body Tiwari Pratik November 18, 2011 Featured, Top 10 Rare diseases are hardly heard or seen, and some of them are extremely abnormal and ferocious to look at. Read on ahead to gather a brief knowledge about some of the most rare diseases found in human body. 10 Very Rare Diseases Found In Human Body Elephantiasis Elephantiasis is a disease caused by filariasis or podoconiosis, and is mostly found in males, where their legs and the genital organs are affected badly. Here, the skin as well as the underlying tissues gets abnormally thickened. Even, it is noted that in certain cases, the scrotum gets swollen up to the size of a basketball or a soft ball. Werewolf Syndrome Werewolf Syndrome is formally also called Hypertrichosis, or Ambras Syndrome. In this disease, there is an abnormal amount of hair growth on the body parts of a human being, especially on the face, hands and pubic area. It has been found that it can be either present at birth on the human body, or may be even unfortunately acquired later in life. Argyria Argyria is a disorder which is caused due to improper exposure to silver, and mostly the people working in mining industries are affected by this disease. It is characterized by an abnormal blue or bluish-grey discoloration on the skin. Cutaneous Horns Cutaneous Horns are the ferocious looking keratinous skin tumors which are generally characterized by the abnormal presence of horns above the surface of the skin, which may be either of wood or coral. Most often, it is found to be benign, but in certain cases, these horns might be malignant or even premalignant. Studies have shown that frequent exposure to sunlight causes this disorder. Moebius Syndrome Moebius Syndrome is an extremely rare congenital neurological disorder, where the 6th to 7th Cranial nerves get affected, thereby resulting in the inability to move the head, inability to move the eyes from side to side, facial paralysis and inability to smile. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is also known as Cutis Hyperelastica. This disease is actually a group of inherited connective tissue disorders which is caused by a defect which is present during the synthesis of collagen in skin, blood vessels, ligaments, muscles and visceral organs. As the name suggests, an extensive elasticity occurs due to which some of the people suffering from this disease are diagnosed with very thin skin, and in some cases, it even causes human deformity thereby affecting the right form of the body. It is said that there is no cure for this disorder, and in severe cases, it might be life threatening. Blaschko Lines Blaschko Lines are the skin lines which are extremely invisible under normal situations, but can be seen if there are certain skin diseases. It appears in the form of “S” shaped whorls over the stomach, chest and sides, in the form of a “V” shaped whorls over the back and wavy shapes on the head. Ichthyosis Ichthyosis is such a disorder in skin, where the skin becomes dry, flaky, scaly, or thickened or even cracked. In severe cases, it is life threatening. Pica Syndrome Pica Syndrome is a certain disorder in which there is a strong craving for having non-nutritive substances such as metal, clay, sand, pens, pencils, soap, contact lenses etc. It is found mostly in pregnant women and small children. Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressive Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressive is also sometimes known as Stone Man Syndrome. This is a very rare disease of connective tissues, where a new bone is formed outside the skeletal system which thereby affects the movement of the person and causes inability to talk.