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List of Currently Incurable Diseases

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.1

Author: Disabled World Contact: Disabled World (www.disabled-world.com)

Published: 2020-06-07 Updated: 2020-12-23

Key Points:

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.

Main Digest

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.

Illustration of hospital symbols, medicine, health care, disease, doctor and two nurses.
Illustration of hospital symbols, medicine, health care, disease, doctor and two nurses.

Disease Eradication

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
A
Allergic Diseases
Asthma
Adrenocortical carcinoma
Alzheimer's Disease
Alopecia
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Arthritis
Ataxia
C
Cancer
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy
Chronic Kidney Disease
Common cold
Coronavirus
Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease
Crohn's Disease
Coeliac Disease
Cystic fibrosis
Corneal ulcer
D
Desmoplastic small-round-cell tumor
Diabetes
Dupuytren's Disease
Dengue
Depression
E
Ebola
Epilepsy
F
Factor V Leiden
Fatal familial insomnia
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva
Fluoroquinolone toxicity syndrome
G
Gastroparesis
Genetic Disease
Glioblastoma
Graves Disease
H
Hepatitis B
Herpes simplex
HIV/AIDS
Huntington's Disease
Hearing loss (sensorineural)
Hereditary multiple exostoses
I
Interstitial cystitis or Bladder Pain Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome
Immune Thrombocytopenia
J
Joint pain
L
Leukemia
Lichen planus
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Lymphedema
M
Macular degeneration
Marburg virus
Multiple sclerosis
Muscular dystrophy
Myasthenia gravis
N
Norovirus
Naegleria fowleri
Narcolepsy
O
Obesity
Osteoporosis
Osteogenesis imperfecta
P
Parkinson's Disease
Paraphilia disorder
Pityriasis rubra pilaris
Prion Diseases
Progeria
Polio
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Pre-eclampsia
Psoriasis
Pulmonary hypertension
Pulmonary fibrosis
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
R
Rheumatoid arthritis
Rabies
Rett syndrome
S
Schizophrenia
Scleroderma
Scoliosis
Spinocerebellar ataxia
Severe acute respiratory syndrome
T
Trigeminal neuralgia
Toxoplasmosis
U
Ulcerative colitis
Urethral stricture
X
Xeroderma pigmentosum

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Cite Page: Journal: Disabled World. Language: English (U.S.). Author: Disabled World. Electronic Publication Date: 2020-06-07 - Revised: 2020-12-23. Title: List of Currently Incurable Diseases, Source: <a href=https://www.disabled-world.com/definitions/lists/incurable.php>List of Currently Incurable Diseases</a>. Retrieved 2021-03-04, from https://www.disabled-world.com/definitions/lists/incurable.php - Reference: DW#523-13850.