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Human skull from a patient with Proteus syndrome. Only a few hundred people in the world have Proteus syndrome, a bizarre condition in which a mutant gene causes the asymmetric growth of the body parts. The syndrome can be horribly disfiguring, was the case of Joseph Merrick, the English of the 19th century that became known as the Elephant Man. Source: ebay.com
First off, note the spelling – it is Elephant-iasis not Elephant-itis as many people wrongly think. Elephantiasis is a thickening of the skin as opposed to proteus syndrome which is a thickening of the bones as well as the skin. Unfortunately, this is a disease that any one of us can get as it is caused by parasitic worms passed on through mosquito bites. In some parts of Ethiopa, up to 6% of the population suffers from the disorder. It is one of the most common disabilities in the world.