List of Currently Incurable Diseases
Published: 2020-06-07 - Updated: 2021-05-17
Author: Disabled World | Contact: Disabled World (www.disabled-world.com)
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Synopsis: Listing of diseases considered to be incurable including disorders of both infectious and non-infectious, neoplastic, autoimmune, genetic, or metabolic that have no known current cure. Although many incurable diseases are often terminal, there are also many incurable conditions that that a person can live with all their life. Eradication of a disease is considered permanent and global, elimination of a disease is an achievement restricted to a specific geographic location.
Our incomplete list of incurable diseases also include rare diseases which are often genetic in nature. Incurable diseases are considered to be disorders of both infectious and non-infectious, neoplastic, autoimmune, genetic, or metabolic in nature that have no known current cure.
Terminal illnesses include conditions such as late stage cancer, AIDS and some forms of heart disease. Although many incurable diseases are often terminal, there are also many incurable conditions that that a person can live with all their life.
Medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, cannot be "cured," but they can be managed. In the past, medical treatment was all about treating the disease, but these days, many doctors have shifted their focus to the patient themselves, rather than just the disease.
The ultimate goal in the fight against diseases is their eradication.
In theory, many diseases could be eradicated, in practice, only a handful of diseases meet the criteria that make them eradicable with current knowledge, institutions, and technology.
The eradication of a disease is considered to be permanent and global, while the elimination of a disease is classified as an achievement restricted to a specific geographic location.
|List of Incurable Diseases|
|Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)|
|Cerebral amyloid angiopathy|
|Chronic Kidney Disease|
|Complex Regional Dystrophy Syndrome (CRPS/RSD)|
|Desmoplastic small-round-cell tumor|
|Factor V Leiden|
|Fatal familial insomnia|
|Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder|
|Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva|
|Fluoroquinolone toxicity syndrome|
|Hearing loss (sensorineural)|
|Hereditary multiple exostoses|
|Interstitial cystitis or Bladder Pain Syndrome|
|Irritable bowel syndrome|
|Systemic lupus erythematosus|
|Pityriasis rubra pilaris|
|Polycystic Ovary Syndrome|
|Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome|
|Severe acute respiratory syndrome|
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