I am Not a Turtle Anymore!

I have seen the Hypertrichosis, Argyria, and Lymphatic Filariasis. Hypertrichosis is really a blanket medical term that refers to excessive body hair. Argyria is that the skinbecomes blue or bluish-grey colored. Lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis, is best known from dramatic photos of people with grossly enlarged or swollen arms and legs.

However, this boy from Bogota is suffering from a big mole on his back. Didier Montalvo, 6, born with the disease which is scientifically called Congenital Melanocytic Nevus and is harmful to his health.

Being believed in shamanic theory, the boy is believed to be created (fetus) during eclipse. They are also believed that the boy is being disturbed by supernatural spirit. The spirit could be the barrier for the boy to go to school and to be baptized.

However, concerned team of plastic surgery doctors from Britain, Neil Bulstrode, volunteered himself to help Montalvo for free.

Before the surgery

After the surgery

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Weird Diseases

Diseases are something that we could trace and could not trace in a a human being. Some might be visible and some might remain invisible in human’s body. But, there are some cases that are very rare happen in the world of medic. Weird diseases also can affect human being. They are unexplainable and incurable (some). Let us sneak into some cases of weird diseases:

1. Hypertrichosis

Werewof Syndrome or Hypertrichosis

Hypertrichosis is really a blanket medical term that refers to excessive body hair. It can actually be generalized, symmetrically affecting most of the torso and limbs, or localized, affecting only a small area or location.

2. Progeria

Progeria

Progeria is a disease that produces rapid aging, beginning in childhood. The disorder has very low incidences and occurs in an estimated 1 per 8 million live births.

3. Argyria

The most dramatic symptom of argyria is that the skinbecomes blue or bluish-grey colored. That is why the patient looks blue in color. Argyria may be found as generalized argyria or local argyria. Argyrosis is the corresponding condition related to the eye.

4. Elephantiasis

Elephantiasis

Lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis, is best known from dramatic photos of people with grossly enlarged or swollen arms and legs. The disease is caused by parasitic worms, including Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and B. timori, all transmitted by mosquitoes.

Credits to: wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertrichosis, thehumanmarvels.com, wikipedia.org/wiki/Progeria, nlm.nih.gov, wikipedia.org/wiki/Argyria, youtube.com, offbeatspot101.blogspot.com