Exploring the association between Morgellons disease and Lyme disease: identification of Borrelia burgdorferi in Morgellons disease patients

@inproceedings{Middelveen2015ExploringTA,
  title={Exploring the association between Morgellons disease and Lyme disease: identification of Borrelia burgdorferi in Morgellons disease patients},
  author={Marianne J. Middelveen and Cheryl Bandoski and Jennie Burke and Eva Sapi and Katherine R. Filush and Yean Wang and Agustin Franco and Peter J. Mayne and Raphael B Stricker},
  booktitle={BMC dermatology},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Morgellons disease (MD) is a complex skin disorder characterized by ulcerating lesions that have protruding or embedded filaments. Many clinicians refer to this condition as delusional parasitosis or delusional infestation and consider the filaments to be introduced textile fibers. In contrast, recent studies indicate that MD is a true somatic illness associated with tickborne infection, that the filaments are keratin and collagen in composition and that they result from… CONTINUE READING

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