It would appear that there are some kind of illnesses in the game.
“"Tiny spore-motes flutter down from the fleshy gills that twitch on the striated skin. Trapped...Fickle Gill
“"Rime-dotted nodules crust over the infected skin, where an algid mist clings. The fungus colony...Glowcrust
“A very unfortunate illness to have if you have not prepared to deal with it in advance. It's...Glotrot
“Fungal Outcrops are slots created in the player inventory for each body part infected with...Fungal Outcrops
“If you are suffering from the later stages of glotrot, drinking any substance has a chance of...Putrescence
“The exact cause of ironshank is unknown, but it tends to take effect after a trip through...Ironshank
“The "ill" status effect is inflicted when you fight sewage eels in Golgatha. If you see a red...Ill