20 Of The Weirdest And Rarest Diseases Known To Mankind

Necrotizing Fasciitis

Necrotizing Fasciitis is a rare disease that is commonly known flesh-eating disease. This rare infection occurs within the deeper layers of skin and subcutaneous tissues. These people tend to receive intense pain and severe trauma. Skin becomes discolored and blistered, and a discharge of fluid is present. Surgery is the only way to remove the problem, unfortunately. Mortality rates are as high as 73 percent if left untreated.

Menkes Disease

Menkes Disease affects the level of copper within the body, leading to a deficiency. This recessive disorder is far more common within males, though females are capable of getting it too. Symptoms tend to begin later in childhood in rare cases. Weak muscle tone, sagging facial features, seizures, blue sclera, and brittle hair are the most common symptoms of Menkes. Treatment includes symptomatic and supportive, though injections of copper can benefit the patient.