Fields’ Diseases is one of the most uncommon diseases that have been known about till date. It only has had a total of two diagnosed cases in history. This disease was first diagnosed in the Welsh twins and was so rare that it was thereby named after them. Fields’ disease is known to be a neuromuscular disease which exhibits muscular degeneration. The disease here appears to be what you can say as to be progressive or forward in nature as every day the muscular degeneration increases only.
About the twins
The Welsh twins – Catherine and Kristie fields – were discovered to have the rarest disease in the world that has never been diagnosed before. They were diagnosed with this disease at age four. At age nine they started to have problems in walking and moving & at the mere age of eleven they have problems in writing, learning, eating or even smiling. When they turned 14, they showed failure in speaking as well. They are unable to speak till date. Now, the twins are 23 and are still suffering from this disease. They use a wheelchair in order for some form of mobilization and use voice boxes in order to communicate with other people.
The twins experience several constant & painful muscle spasms which are also said to be worsened by emotional distress at times. They are right as of now living with their parents with the supervision of doctors and workers as the doctors are still working on their case and looking forward to finding a cure. On an average, they receive 100 muscle spasms every day.
About the disease
Fields’ disease is known to be one of the rarest diseases in the world with having been diagnosed in just two cases till date. Hence, the probability of having this disease is 1 in 3.75 billion, approximately or maybe 1 in 7.5 billion, depending on the case. The basic and obvious symptom of this disease has to be its effect on the neurological system of the person which involuntarily leads to the deterioration of the muscles of the body. It also sometimes affects the nerves which involuntarily makes them have some movements such as the trembling in their hands.
The extent of this disease is still not very well known. This very disease has had not shown any effect on their brains or personalities as of until now. There is still the uncertainty of not knowing that whether the disease is fatal or not or what is the life expectancy with this kind of disease. If the cause of this disease is considered to be somewhat genetic, then there are possibilities of the twins passing this disease to their offspring’s.
However, it is made clear that this disease is definitely not communicable. However, due to the rarity of this disease, there is still uncertainty and lack of any form or equipment for the cure of this disease.
So, this was all you get to know about the fields’ disease as the doctors are still researching on it and have not been able to find much on it.