What is Ligma disease?

Ligma disease is a rare and fatal illness caused by a fungus that attacks the liver and many other organs and there is no any existing treatment for this so far.



  • affects more males in their second or third decade.
  • similar to aids and ebola but is not contagious.


What are the symptoms of Ligma disease?

Symptoms may include:

  • fever
  • muscle aches
  • headaches

 Symptoms of more severe cases may include:

  • seizures
  • kidney failure
  • coma


Mode of transmission

  • Ligma disease is a rare and fatal disease transmitted via the saliva of the affected person.
  • since this condition is relatively new and research is being conducted on it.


Causes of Ligma disease

  1. Genetics: till date, no researchers have found a definite genetic cause for the disease. but have identified several genes that may increase the chance of getting it.
  2. Lifestyle modification: Such as smoking and drinking.


Diagnosis of disease

If you suspect you have Ligma disease you must visit a doctor as soon as possible. if it is diagnosed earlier there is more chance of survival. A neurologist or neurosurgeon typically diagnoses this disease based on history and physical examination. There is no definitive method for the diagnosis of Ligma disease. following methods may help in the diagnosis of disease:

  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  •  Lymph node biopsy
  • CT scan or MRI
  •  Lumbar puncture - to collect CSF for analysis


Treatment options available

The following measures may help to manage the suffering and slow the progression of the disease:

  • analgesics - for pain relief
  • chemotherapy- for slowing down disease
  • antibiotics
  • surgery- to remove tumors or masses developed
  • radiation therapy- to kill tumor cells
  •  lifestyle changes may also help to manage symptoms such as a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and rest.


Prevention of Ligma disease:
However, there are no definitive measures to prevent it but one can do the following things to lower the risk.

  •  first and most important avoid contact with infected animals.
  • if you encounter an infected animal wear protective clothing such as gloves, a mask, and goggles.
  • currently, there is no vaccination for Ligma disease but keeping your vaccination up to date will help you boost your immunity and lower the risk of getting the disease.
  •  maintain good hygiene including avoiding close contact with infected ones and washing hands often.

Prognosis of disease

  • the prognosis of the disease is continuous ( symptoms are ongoing but not latent)