25 Diseases You Wouldn’t Like To Have

#14 – Xeroderma Pigmentosum a.k.a “The Vampire Disease”

There are people out there who can’t spend a minute out in the sun due to the illness called Xeroderma Pigmentosum. This disease makes the skin of its sufferers burn and form blisters from even the slightest exposure to the sun’s rays. Approximately one in a million people will be diagnosed with this devastating disease.

This disease is the result of abnormal functioning of nucleotide excision repair enzymes.

Written by Harry Steinman

At the age of 18, Harry started a 5-year adventure to explore Southeast Asia and India. He has studied Eastern medicine and the art of yoga throughout his travels with the hopes of one day opening a holistic wellness and yoga center in North America. He's a lifelong learner and has the desire to share his findings with the rest of the world.