Progeria – Before Their Time

Now this has to be one of the saddest fucking things I have ever seen. Progeria, derived from a Greek word meaning “prematurely old”, is a crippling and fatal disease that literally causes children and teenagers to die of old age. There are a few kinds of Progeria but the most common is Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria … Continue reading “Progeria – Before Their Time”

Cherubism – Facing Life Disfigured

Greetings. In this article I’m going to cover a condition known as Cherubism which affects children and causes moderate to severe overgrowth of the jaw and cheeks, often leading to extreme disfigurement. But before I get started, a little history on the name. The word itself is a bit of a mistake, a common one, … Continue reading “Cherubism – Facing Life Disfigured”

Young Woman Suffering from Pemphigus Vulgaris

Hails to my fellow SOB’s. This is a 24-year-old woman who is suffering from an autoimmune disease known as Pemphigus Vulgaris. Pemphigus is a family of autoimmune disorders where antibodies actually attack it’s host rather than an outside threat. This particular variant, Vulgaris, causes the immune system to produce antibodies which attack specific proteins in … Continue reading “Young Woman Suffering from Pemphigus Vulgaris”

Original Siamese Twins Eng And Chang Bunker

Have you ever considered or wondered where the term Siamese Twins came from? I can’t say I had ever given it a thought. It was just one of those terms that I took to be descriptive but with no inherent meaning. Until recently when I stumbled on the above picture. Although conjoined twins have existed … Continue reading “Original Siamese Twins Eng And Chang Bunker”

Craniopagus Parasiticus – Story of Manar Maged and Her Parasitic Twin Islaam

Manar Maged was an Egyptian girl who was born with her twin Islaam attached to her head, a condition known as Craniopagus Parasiticus, or Parasitic Twin. Islaam was basically nothing but a head and upper torso, but was able to smile and blink on her own. Still, doctors determined that she had to be removed … Continue reading “Craniopagus Parasiticus – Story of Manar Maged and Her Parasitic Twin Islaam”