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Diseases relevant to real-life vampirism

[Note: Links last checked and updated on: 28 April, 2005. Sites with an (x) after them cannot be reached. -- Sanguinarius]

The following diseases either (1) can give rise to vampirelike symptoms or (2) seem to be common among real-life vampires. Note: I am not claiming that any of these diseases are the cause of real-life vampirism, or that people who have these diseases are vampires. Nor am I claiming they are the real-life inspiration behind the vampire legend (which probably was inspired by a different kind of disease entirely: deadly contagious diseases like TB and the bubonic plague).

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Disclaimer: The articles here do not constitute medical advice. Only your doctor can determine whether you do or do not have a given disease.

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