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The Scariest Diseases of All Time

List Criteria: Vote up any disease or disorder that seems like a horrible/painful thing to experience. Diseases do not have to be incurable.

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
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  2. 2
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    Apraxia, Aggression, Pathological laughing and crying

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  3. 3
    Up 337
    Down 95

    Lymphadenopathy, Headache, Flu-like symptoms

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  4. 4
    Up 281
    Down 68

    Skin Discoloration, Pain, Necrosis

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  5. 5
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    Down 90

    Optic papillitis, Horner's syndrome, Dyspnea

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  6. 6
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    Down 63

    Nail clubbing, Dyspnea, Cachexia

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  7. 7
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    Down 62

    Enanthem, Macule

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  8. 8
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    Down 64
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  9. 9
    Up 147
    Down 65

    Drooling, Hypomimia, Tremor

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  10. 10
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    Down 58
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  11. 11
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    Fasciculation, Slurred Speech, Dysphagia

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  12. 12
    Up 151
    Down 59

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

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  13. 13
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    Down 58
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  14. 14
    Up 121
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  15. 15
    Up 89
    Down 45
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  16. 16
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    Fever, Chills

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  17. 17
    Up 119
    Down 43
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  18. 18
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    Down 32
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  19. 19
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    Joint pain, Dyspnea, Raynaud's phenomenon

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  20. 20
    Up 24
    Down 8

    Dyspnea, Dizziness, Palpitation

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  21. 21
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    Down 46

    Flaccid paralysis

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  22. 22
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    Down 26

    Skin ulcer, Skin lesion, Melanocytic nevus

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  23. 23
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    Boredom, Melancholia, Insomnia

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  24. 24
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    Down 47

    Swollen testicle, Lumbago, Painless testicular lump

    open
  25. 25
    Up 85
    Down 29

    Pelvic pain, Vaginal bleeding, Increased vaginal discharge

    open
  26. 26
    Up 81
    Down 48

    Proctitis, Dysuria, Fever

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  27. 27
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  28. 28
    Up 64
    Down 40
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  29. 29
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    added by Seera Sea

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  30. 30
    Up 65
    Down 28

    Bell's palsy, Radiculopathy, Malaise

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  31. 31
    Up 61
    Down 37

    Pain behind the eyes, Joint pain, Vascular Leak

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  32. 32
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    Down 28

    Plaque, Nasal congestion, Thick skin

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  33. 33
    Up 36
    Down 20

    added by klclyde Paranoid Schizophrenia

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  34. 34
    Up 52
    Down 34

    Fatigue, Abdominal pain, Fever

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  35. 35
    Up 53
    Down 15

    Dyspnea, Gait abnormality, Scoliosis

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  36. 36
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    Down 61

    Watery eyes, Red eye, Fever

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  37. 37
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    Down 22
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  38. 38
    Up 59
    Down 29

    Hyperreflexia, Fasciculation, Slurred Speech

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  39. 39
    Up 45
    Down 27
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  40. 40
    Up 38
    Down 42

    Joint pain, Lymphadenopathy, Strawberry tongue

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  41. 41
    Up 41
    Down 23

    Dyspnea, Collapse, Hemoptysis

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  42. 42
    Up 32
    Down 37
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  43. 43
    Up 40
    Down 22

    Autoimmune hemolytic anemia, Scleritis, Fever

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  44. 44
    Up 72
    Down 21

    added by BrandiWolf

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  45. 45
    Up 37
    Down 29
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  46. 46
    Up 36
    Down 33
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  47. 47
    Up 31
    Down 73

    Soft erections, Sexual dysfunction, Priapism

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  48. 48
    Up 28
    Down 26

    Dizziness, Coma, Dehydration

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  49. 49
    Up 22
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  50. 50
    Up 18
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    Self-harm, Restricted behavior, Stereotypy

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