Bizarre Medical Conditions Quiz

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Some medical conditions are so bizarre it's hard to believe they're not made up. See if you can answer the questions below about some bizarre medical conditions that seem almost too bad to be true.

The condition that sometimes causes sufferers of strokes or traumatic brain injuries to speak with a different accent is:

Foreign Accent Syndrome is caused by loss of muscle coordination in the tongue that results in altered speech that listeners may perceive as sounding like a familiar foreign accent.


About how many people have Periodic Paralysis syndrome?

Periodic Paralysis syndrome is a genetic condition that results in faulty ion channels in nerve-cell walls, resulting in temporary bouts of extreme muscle weakness for about 1 in 100,000 people.


Hypertrichosis is also sometimes informally called:

Hypertrichosis causes over-production of hair anywhere on the body, leading to some to refer to it as "Werewolf syndrome."


Lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis) is spread by:

Elephantiasis is caused by tiny worms that infect human lymphatic systems, and is spread by mosquito from person to person.


Fregoli syndrome causes people to believe that complete strangers are in fact:

A person with Fregoli syndrome will believe that a stranger is in fact a person known to them who has gained the ability to assume different bodies.


Cotard's syndrome is a psychological disorder in which people believe they are:

Cotard's syndrome manifests itself when someone insists they are, despite all outward appearances and medical opinions, dead.


Morgellons disease is a little understood condition that causes what to grow out of people's skin?

We don't know why it happens or even what exactly it is, but one of the symptoms of Morgellons disease is the growth of black thread-like materials through the skin.


Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome (PSAS) occurs because of:

Nobody knows what causes some women to develop PSAS, which involves spontaneous, unwelcome bouts of female sexual arousal that can last for hours at a time.


Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS) has three unique features:

Fortunately, most people born with KTS are able to lead normal lives, despite its three signature symptoms: The development of a port-wine stain on the skin, varicose veins, and an enlarged limb or other part of the body.


Progeria has what effect on human aging?

Progeria rapidly advances the aging process in young children, causing them to lose their hair, develop arthritis and ultimately die of heart disease usually by age 13.


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