It would appear that there are some kind of illnesses in the game.
“A very unfortunate illness to have if you have not prepared to deal with it in advance. It's...Glotrot
“"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
“If you are suffering from the later stages of glotrot, drinking any substance has a chance of...Putrescence
“Fungal Outcrops are slots created in the player inventory for each body part infected with...Fungal Outcrops
“Ironshank is an illness that can be contracted as a result of contact with the types of oozes...Ironshank
“The "ill" status effect is inflicted when you fight sewage eels in Golgatha. If you see a red...Ill