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The Scariest Diseases of All Time

List Criteria: Vote up any disease or disorder that seems like a horrible / painful life sentence

List of the scariest diseases of all time, as ranked by the Ranker Community. Everyone wants to be healthy from the minute they are born to the last breath they take, but that doesn't always happen. There are a lot of scary, debilitating things that can happen to your body along the way. A slow, wasting sickness or a something that only gives you 3 months to live? How do you rank it?

What are the most distressing fatal diseases? Choose the fatal disease that freaks you out the most and vote for which of these are the scariest diseases.
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  1. 1
    Up 363
    Down 72
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  2. 2
    Up 258
    Down 83

    Apraxia, Aggression, Pathological laughing and crying

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  3. 3
    Up 230
    Down 46

    Skin Discoloration, Pain, Necrosis

    open
  4. 4
    Up 264
    Down 68

    Lymphadenopathy, Headache, Flu-like symptoms

    open
  5. 5
    Up 161
    Down 67

    Optic papillitis, Horner's syndrome, Dyspnea

    open
  6. 6
    Up 174
    Down 45

    Nail clubbing, Dyspnea, Cachexia

    open
  7. 7
    Up 184
    Down 39
    open
  8. 8
    Up 156
    Down 42

    Enanthem, Macule

    open
  9. 9
    Up 122
    Down 44

    Drooling, Hypomimia, Tremor

    open
  10. 10
    Up 109
    Down 35
    open
  11. 11
    Up 111
    Down 44

    Fasciculation, Slurred Speech, Dysphagia

    open
  12. 12
    Up 119
    Down 44

    Breast lump, Paget's disease of the breast, Nipple discharge

    open
  13. 13
    Up 103
    Down 43
    open
  14. 14
    Up 103
    Down 48
    open
  15. 15
    Up 87
    Down 42

    Fever, Chills

    open
  16. 16
    Up 99
    Down 29
    open
  17. 17
    Up 70
    Down 31
    open
  18. 18
    Up 76
    Down 31
    open
  19. 19
    Up 77
    Down 22
    open
  20. 20
    Up 67
    Down 43

    Joint pain, Dyspnea, Raynaud's phenomenon

    open
  21. 21
    Up 53
    Down 30

    Flaccid paralysis

    open
  22. 22
    Up 7
    Down 0

    Dyspnea, Dizziness, Palpitation

    open
  23. 23
    Up 82
    Down 35

    Swollen testicle, Lumbago, Painless testicular lump

    open
  24. 24
    Up 73
    Down 18

    Plaque, Nasal congestion, Thick skin

    open
  25. 25
    Up 86
    Down 44

    Boredom, Melancholia, Insomnia

    open
  26. 26
    Up 63
    Down 35

    Proctitis, Dysuria, Fever

    open
  27. 27
    Up 50
    Down 25

    Pain behind the eyes, Joint pain, Vascular Leak

    open
  28. 28
    Up 54
    Down 31
    open
  29. 29
    Up 57
    Down 17

    Skin ulcer, Skin lesion, Melanocytic nevus

    open
  30. 30
    Up 65
    Down 22

    Pelvic pain, Vaginal bleeding, Increased vaginal discharge

    open
  31. 31
    Up 48
    Down 17

    added by Seera Sea

    open
  32. 32
    Up 50
    Down 18

    Bell's palsy, Radiculopathy, Malaise

    open
  33. 33
    Up 43
    Down 47

    Watery eyes, Red eye, Fever

    open
  34. 34
    Up 41
    Down 24

    Fatigue, Abdominal pain, Fever

    open
  35. 35
    Up 52
    Down 15

    Hyperreflexia, Fasciculation, Slurred Speech

    open
  36. 36
    Up 18
    Down 13

    added by klclyde Paranoid Schizophrenia

    open
  37. 37
    Up 34
    Down 27

    Joint pain, Lymphadenopathy, Strawberry tongue

    open
  38. 38
    Up 51
    Down 25

    Bleeding, Nausea, Jaundice

    open
  39. 39
    Up 38
    Down 10

    Dyspnea, Gait abnormality, Scoliosis

    open
  40. 40
    Up 35
    Down 17
    open
  41. 41
    Up 37
    Down 15
    open
  42. 42
    Up 22
    Down 26
    open
  43. 43
    Up 57
    Down 11

    added by BrandiWolf

    open
  44. 44
    Up 29
    Down 16

    Dyspnea, Collapse, Hemoptysis

    open
  45. 45
    Up 28
    Down 18
    open
  46. 46
    Up 25
    Down 15

    Autoimmune hemolytic anemia, Scleritis, Fever

    open
  47. 47
    Up 25
    Down 55

    Soft erections, Sexual dysfunction, Priapism

    open
  48. 48
    Up 27
    Down 23
    open
  49. 49
    Up 16
    Down 18
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  50. 50
    Up 21
    Down 19

    Dizziness, Coma, Dehydration

    open
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