14 Scary Diseases You've Probably Never Heard Of (PHOTOS)

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You know how every so often you Google some random physical ailment you might be having and come across a bunch of diseases so horrifying that you end up feeling grateful for your funny-shaped mole or weird cough or whatever else sent you on that infectious diseases internet hunt in the first place?

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Well, the next time you need to be reminded of your relative good health, just check out this slideshow of truly awful maladies and be grateful how healthy you really are. Warning to hypochondriacs: You may never sleep again.


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