Can anyone name some gruesome, rapidly-fatal illnesses?

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Anybody know a name or names of some very gruesome, fast growing, rare, terminal illness(es)?

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« Last Edit: 04/03/2008 23:52:40 by chris »

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Re: Can anyone name some gruesome, rapidly-fatal illnesses?
« Reply #1 on: 14/10/2007 19:13:35 »
windows xp

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Re: Can anyone name some gruesome, rapidly-fatal illnesses?
« Reply #2 on: 14/10/2007 19:22:19 »

 Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease:

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Re: Can anyone name some gruesome, rapidly-fatal illnesses?
« Reply #3 on: 14/10/2007 19:25:59 »
diffuse carcinomatosis,

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Re: Can anyone name some gruesome, rapidly-fatal illnesses?
« Reply #4 on: 14/10/2007 19:28:23 »
Lung Non-tumor pathology ( lung tumors)

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Re: Can anyone name some gruesome, rapidly-fatal illnesses?
« Reply #5 on: 14/10/2007 19:30:51 »
cerebral palsy, diabetes and spina bifida -

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Re: Can anyone name some gruesome, rapidly-fatal illnesses?
« Reply #6 on: 14/10/2007 19:38:17 »
thanks!

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« Reply #7 on: 14/10/2007 19:46:25 »
Hold on, is CJD fast growing? I thought it had an incubation period of up to 60 years.

passing comment: for someone who's username is an anagram of Santa, you do ask some morbid questions...grumbles to self...I thought I asked the morbid questions.

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Re: Can anyone name some gruesome, rapidly-fatal illnesses?
« Reply #8 on: 14/10/2007 21:22:22 »
windows xp and short term memory loss :)
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Re: Can anyone name some gruesome, rapidly-fatal illnesses?
« Reply #9 on: 09/02/2008 16:01:56 »
ALS IS A RELENTLESS, FATAL NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASE.

ALS is marked by progressive and highly selective degeneration and loss of upper and lower motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord leading to paralysis of voluntary muscles and loss of ability to swallow, speak, and breathe. The senses are unimpaired and the intellect may remain unaffected. ALS can strike anyone, male or female, of any ethnic origin and of any age. Usual onset is in middle-age, but some have been diagnosed as teens. Eighty per cent of those diagnosed will die within two to five years. ALS is also known as:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Sclérose latérale amyotrophique (SLA)
Lou Gehrig's Disease
Motor Neuron Disease (MND)
Maladie de Charcot

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Re: Can anyone name some gruesome, rapidly-fatal illnesses?
« Reply #10 on: 10/02/2008 21:31:12 »

passing comment: for someone who's username is an anagram of Santa,

Also an anagram of Satan, though
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Re: Can anyone name some gruesome, rapidly-fatal illnesses?
« Reply #11 on: 10/02/2008 22:18:39 »
Hold on, is CJD fast growing? I thought it had an incubation period of up to 60 years.

passing comment: for someone who's username is an anagram of Santa, you do ask some morbid questions...grumbles to self...I thought I asked the morbid questions.



Yes I believe you are right, I was looking at a list or rare fatal diseases! LOL Forgot the fast growing part! ..Thanks!

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Re: Can anyone name some gruesome, rapidly-fatal illnesses?
« Reply #13 on: 17/02/2008 20:28:15 »
Although not fast growing, life is always fatal.
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Re: Can anyone name some gruesome, rapidly-fatal illnesses?
« Reply #14 on: 17/02/2008 21:12:22 »
Isn't that Ebola thing pretty darned nasty ?
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Re: Can anyone name some gruesome, rapidly-fatal illnesses?
« Reply #15 on: 17/02/2008 23:29:38 »
yeah I believe so!

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Can anyone name some gruesome, rapidly-fatal illnesses?
« Reply #16 on: 22/03/2008 19:04:24 »
Do heart attacks count? Or strokes?

Rabies is a pretty gruesome disease to die from, and depending on the circumstances, it can progress from initial infection to death in 2-3 months. The time can vary greatly, though. I once read that in one case the time between infection and symptoms was 19 years, although I don't know how they could connect the disease to some event 19 years prior.
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