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Morgellon's Disease Print E-mail

Dr. Kennedy Morgellon's is a multi-symptom disease being researched and is so far poorly understood. The primary symptoms are:

  • Sponanteously Erupting Skin lesions
  • Sensation of crawling, biting on and under the skin
  • Appearance of blue, black or red fibers and granules beneath and/or extruding from the skin
  • Fatigue
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Attention Deficit
  • Bipolar or Obsessive-Compulsive disorders
  • Impaired thought processing (brain fog)
  • Depression and feelings of isolation

Morgellon's is frequently misdiagnosed as Delusional Parasitosis or an Obsessive Picking Disorder. Adults and Children are equally affected. Individuals in families can experience symptoms of the disease while other members are unaffected. So it is not known, at this point, if the disease is contagious or inherited of of some other cause. Multiple members of a family can have symptoms. Most cases are in the U.S. and most of the cases in the U.S. are from California, Texas and Florida, although all 50 states have had reported cases. Oklahoma has reported numerous probable cases. It has been reported worldwide in places such as Europe, South Africa, Japan, The Philippines, Indonesia and Australia. Morgellon's is not seasonal.

The name "Morgellon's Disease" is based on the description of a similar fiber producing condition, found in children by Sir Thomas Browne in 1674. Microscopic drawings, dating from 1682 by Dr. Michel Etmuller appear to be similar to the fibers from present-day sufferers. There is no evidence giving preference to one season being a more likely time to contract the disease. There are patients who have claimed to have had the symptoms for as long as two decades. Most were diagnosed with Delusional Parasitosis and/or Obsessive Picking of the skin. Some doctors believe it is related to an infectious agent, perhaps in the same family as that which causes Lyme Disease. There is no evidence to prove this theory at the present time.

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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