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6 Medical Conditions That Completely Transform People

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There are a few things in life that seem too weird to actually have any chance of being true. In medical science, there are the really, really bizarre things that become all the more strange because they exist, and they could happen to you.

Geographic Tongue

This condition is when a bald, red patch on the tongue is surrounded by white bordering, often causing strange shapes to appear on the surface of the membrane. The reason for this disorder is currently unknown, but it is assumed to work in tandem with diabetes and allergies. Only 1-2.5% of people have this disorder, do you?

Foreign Accent Syndrome

While many will find this affliction humorous, for those that suffer from it, it's no laughing matter. Foreign Accent Syndrome is a speech disorder that changes the way we vocalize in our own language. Often it develops after a mild brain injury or stroke and comes with other speech changes.

Hypertrichosis "Werewolf" Syndrome

Congenital Hypertrichosis may be the basis of werewolf legends around the globe. This genetic disease causes the growth of excess hair all over the body and face, and individuals with the disorder have likely been victimized for centuries.

Think you're safe from these conditions? Read on and you may just find a reason to think twice about that!

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