7 of Mankind's Strangest Diseases

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7 of Mankind's Strangest Diseases

Every individual is unique in his or her own way. But sometimes our genetic differences can lead to unusual diseases and conditions. These medical disorders can be mild annoyances or debilitating illnesses. From elephant-sized legs to skin as delicate as a butterfly, here’s a list of some of the most intriguing genetic conditions to plague the human race.

1. Progeria 2. Ectrodactyly 3. Hypertrichosis 4. Elephantiasis 5. Epidermodysplasia 6. Poland Syndrome 7. Epidermolysis bullosa

Chamberlain Smith is a freelance writer based in Athens, Georgia.