As the name suggests, the incidence of these diseases are very rare among the general population. Some of these
diseases are genetic in origin, while the etiology of the others remains unknown.
Some of the rare skin diseases are mentioned below -
Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (RDEB)
occurrs in 10 out
of everyone million people and is a very rare disease. The individuals with this disease fail to produce a single protein
required to build a collagen that holds skin together. The
slightest touch, scrape or bump results in blisters and sloughing off of the skin. The lining of the mouth, esophagus and intestinal tract are also affected.
- Another rare genetic skin disorder, in which the
skin appears as thick as a coat of armor and tends to shed off 7-10 times faster than in normal individuals. The skin is covered with thick scales, which crack, giving it a
fish-like appearance. There are hairs
on these scales too.
- This is a strange disease reported recently in the
US and some other places. It is characterized by an itchy
, creepy-crawly sensation, skin sores, fatigue, visual disturbances, memory loss
and an inability to concentrate.
More news regarding the disease is awaited.